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FCC set to scrap net neutrality

Federal regulators reportedly plan to junk net neutrality, the Obama-era safeguard designed to guarantee that all Web traffic is treated equally.

FCC Chair Ajit Pai is expected to announce the policy switch on Tuesday, in a victory for telecom giants, sources familiar with plans told Politico.

Current regulations bar Internet-service providers — such as AT&T, Charter or Verizon— from speeding up or slowing down specific content.

Net-neutrality supporters fear that telecom companies will block or slow traffic from rival apps. They also say consumers might have to pay more to access certain sites or services.


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