But even if the FTC regains oversight of the rules, broadband providers would still have to respect net neutrality principles such as no blocking or paid prioritization of internet traffic.
The Federal Communications Commission will begin a comprehensive review of its media regulations, starting at its May 18 meeting, Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday.
In recent weeks, Pai has considered immediately invalidating that aspect of the net neutrality rules, some people familiar with the matter said, by issuing a so-called declaratory ruling that would undo the work of his Democratic predecessor, former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. "A year ago the United States experienced the first decline in broadband investment outside of a recession", Pai said in a speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, as cited by Tech Crunch. From dismantling online privacy protections to enabling broadband and cable monopolies to continue overcharging consumers about $50 a month, every action Chairman Pai has taken has been in the name of industry consolidation, giving these monopolies new opportunities to raise prices and discriminate against competitors. The 2015 FCC rules reclassified internet service providers much like utilities.
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"The last thing broadcast needs are outdated rules standing in their way", he said to loud applause. Public Knowledge urges President Trump to honor his campaign promises to put Americans before monopolies by preserving net neutrality rules as he nears the end of his first 100 days.
If approved, Pai's proposal could weaken the FCC's authority over Internet providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Charter Communications, and give more power to the industry. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, last Friday to discuss defending net neutrality. Instead, Pai has indicated that he wants to replace the hard rules with "voluntary commitments" by large ISPs that they'll remain on their best behavior. He told reporters that the discussions were constructive and he believes that the companies wanted to find a "common ground".
"Broadcasting, and broadcasters, will not be a speed bump" for the Commission under his Chairmanship, PAI said, pointing to his making TV's "next-gen" ATSC 3.0 a priority.