FCC ends net neutrality rules

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The FCC made a decision Thursday that could change the way you experience the internet, the FCC voting to dismantle rules upholding net neutrality.

The commission would no longer regulate the behavior of internet providers, allowing them to separate the delivery of content into the equivalent of fast and slow lanes.  The vote reverses the Open Internet Order adopted during the Obama Administration in 2015.

Sales and Marketing Director of Velocity Network, Matt Wiertel, says, “Under the deregulation or elimination of net neutrality, there is the opportunity, now, for those providers to go out and say: ‘…If you’re using Netflix, you have to pay an extra fee to get to Netflix, or if you want faster Netflix, it’s going to be extra to get to Netflix.'”

It could take several weeks before the changes take effect.

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