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The FCC wants to end net neutrality. What that means for you

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By Mike Snider,Roger Yu and Emily Brown | USA TODAY

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, unveiled plans Tuesday that will likely result in the rolling back of net neutrality regulations passed by the agency two years ago. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

Q: What is net neutrality?

A: Net neutrality, or open Internet, is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should give consumers access to all legal content and applications on an equal basis, without favoring some sources or blocking others. It prohibits ISPs from charging content providers for speedier delivery of their content on “fast lanes” and deliberately slowing the content from content providers that may compete with ISPs.

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