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FCC announces net neutrality will end in April

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Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Meredith) – The FCC announced on Thursday in the Federal Register that net neutrality will end on April 23.

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In December, the organization voted 3-2 to overturn Obama-era rules which prevented internet service providers from treating some content as more important than others.

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With the previous rules now overturned, the government will cease its monitoring of internet services as a utility.

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