By a vote of 3-2, the Federal Communications Commission moved Thursday to repeal net neutrality, which required internet providers to give consumers equal access to all content online. As The New York Times notes, scrappihg net neutrality could give broadband companies the “power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences,” in that they’ll be allowed to block certain websites and charge for higher-quality service and select content. “We are helping consumers and promoting competition,” said FCC chairman Ajit Pau after the vote. “Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas.” But critics of the repeal say consumers may have more difficulty finding content online and that start-ups will have to pay to reach an audience.
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