From Texas Standard.
The FCC is expected to vote this week on whether to repeal Obama-era rules that made net neutrality the law of the land.
Put simply, net neutrality means that internet service providers like Verizon or AT&T, can’t prioritize one kind of content over others. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who is championing the repeal, says regulating the internet in this way stifles innovation. In fact, if the rollback is approved, the FCC would have very little to say about what happens on the Internet. That has sparked protests in Houston and Dallas, and though they haven’t exactly brought traffic to a standstill, the potential rollback because of what it could mean to users of the Internet, as well as those who build their businesses there.