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.