Here's what the repeal of net neutrality could mean for Meramec students

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"An investigation by my office has revealed that this process has been deeply corrupted".

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected calls on Monday from 28 Democrats calling on them to postpone a December 14 vote to repeal the net neutrality rules.

"At today's news conference, they didn't identify a single comment relied upon in the draft order as being questionable".

Columbia University Law professor Tim Wu, who is credited with first coining the term "net neutrality" in 2003, said it wasn't too surprising the debate was having a minimal impact on consumers' views of large internet service providers.

The fight over fake comments is a new front in a almost year-long long tussle over whether a rollback of landmark Internet regulations will hurt or help consumers.

At issue is whether the Internet should be regulated like a public utility, with equal access for all content providers. The forces that want to undo Net Neutrality are powerful and will say anything, and stop at nothing.

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This would take regulation out of the hands of the FCC completely. But groups on both sides started to notice many were fakes. Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon are the sole supporters of this bill, and they are the only businesses this bill would benefit. The August study by researcher Emprata found that among the sliver of comments that were unique, non-form letters, more (1.77 million) were against the repeal than for the repeal (24,000). So, no, the speed of your MRI does not depend on how many people are or aren't looking at porn, which is a good thing because there are a lot of them. Pai and the two Republican commissioners have said they would vote for the measure while the two Democratic FCC commissioners oppose it.

That statement doesn't address one of the biggest problems with letting Comcast and others become the gatekeepers to the internet.

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, has been a proponent of keeping the current net-neutrality rules.

Pai himself has been openly critical of what he believes are burdensome regulations and an overreach of the FCC's power.

The FCC could vote on a repeal of the rules next week.

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