Net Neutrality: FCC Reclassifies ISPs as Common Carriers

The FCC has finally voted on new Net Neutrality regulations, which means ISPs will be subject to the same rules as other utilities.


After months of planning and political wrangling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally voted on Net Neutrality rules to reclassify internet service providers as “common carriers,” which means that ISPs are subject to the same rules as other utilities. The legislation passed in a 3-2 vote, but the fight isn’t over yet.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said in today’s open commission meeting:

It [the internet] is our printing press; it is our town square; it is our individual soap box and our shared platform for opportunity.

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