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Net Neutrality decision approaches

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On December 14th the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether or not to role back Obama-era regulations that kept the Internet on an even playing field. On December 14th the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether or not to role back Obama-era regulations that kept the Internet on an even playing field.
The FCC has re-opened the public comment section for the net neutrality decision. The FCC has re-opened the public comment section for the net neutrality decision.

An important FCC decision could affect the Internet as we know it.

On December 14th the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether or not to role back Obama-era regulations that kept the Internet on an even playing field. Dr. Shane Tilton with Ohio Northern University says that it is likely the FCC will vote to roll back regulations. Right now, Internet is treated similar to utilities bills but it is possible that with the rollbacks Internet service providers could move to treat it more like cable packages, and this could change how users get their information.

"The way this impacts the general public is going to be important because this Internet is sort of a daily occurrence as part of our lives and being an informed public," says Tilton. "With those changes, it could change the way that the general public gets their information and is informed about the actions of the day."

The FCC has re-opened the public comment section for the net neutrality decision. You can leave your opinion for consideration on their website www.fcc.gov.

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