Net neutrality under attack by corporate hacks

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Author(s) The Star-Ledger editorial board
Source The Star-Ledger
Date May 28, 2017
Quotes-start.png FCC chairman Ajit Pai says he expects the ISPs to act responsibly, so regulations shouldn't be imposed on them because of hypothetical risks of abuse. Spoiler alert: Pai is a former Verizon attorney, and his perspective on this issue is that of a disingenuous corporate lackey with a short memory. Before the current rules were imposed, Comcast deliberately slammed the brakes on Netflix's streaming speed in 2013, leading to an exodus of customers until the movie website paid "an arbitrary tax," as the Netflix CEO called it. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Net neutrality should be repealed on the topic Net neutrality in the United States.