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The FCC’s net-neutrality protections are about to disappear — but supporters are moving on multiple fronts to put them back in place

The Federal Communications Commission will officially end its net neutrality rules at the end of April, but that may not be the end of the story.
People were visibly confused and upset.

Burger King pranked customers to explain net neutrality — here’s what the repeal could really mean for your internet bill

A repeal of net-neutrality rules means you could be charged extra money to access websites and apps like Netflix or Spotify.
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

Senate Democrats have made a brilliant move to try to save an open internet

Thirty senators will force a vote on the FCC's decision to roll back net-neutrality rules. But they will need the support of some Republicans to overturn it.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai

The FCC chairman received death threats before canceling his CES appearance

Death threats reportedly prompted Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday to cancel his appearance at CES, which starts next week.
Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

The FCC boss, who led the push to kill net neutrality, just cancelled plans to speak at the biggest tech conference of the year

Ajit Pai's appearance at CES might not have gone down too well given how techies feel about the repeal of net neutrality.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

The FCC repealed net neutrality — here’s what that means for you

The repeal of the net neutrality rules would allow broadband providers to block or slow access to particular sites — and to create fast lanes for others.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing for a second term as chair of the commission before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The FCC repealed net neutrality — and cable companies fell

The FCC chairman says the new rules will spur growth and investment in the telecom sector, while critics predict nefarious practices could become rampant.

The FCC net neutrality hearing was briefly evacuated so police dogs could search the room ‘on advice of security’

Canine units were brought into the meeting room where the FCC was holding its vote on net neutrality.