Trump’s Victory Could Spell the End of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations
Donald Trump’s victory means that Republicans soon will take control of the Federal Communications Commission. That could spell the end for net neutrality regulations and other initiatives of the agency’s hard-charging Democratic chairman.
The regulations imposed utility-like oversight of broadband providers in an attempt to ensure the free flow of online content. President Obama and liberal activists strongly backed the tough regulations over intense objections of the industry and many Republicans — including Trump.
“I think it’s an important thing to remember that taking a fast, fair and open Internet away from the public and away from those who use it to offer innovative new services to the public would be a real mistake,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Thursday about net neutrality, his signature accomplishment since taking office three years ago.