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Pai Said to Be Readying Plan to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

  • FCC Chief Pai said to leave enforcement to trade agency
  • Net neutrality rules from Obama era opposed by broadband firms

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai may present his proposal to gut Obama-era net neutrality rules as soon as this month, a person familiar with the regulator’s emerging plan said.

Pai this week discussed stripping his agency of strong authority over broadband providers and leaving responsibility for fair treatment of web traffic with the Federal Trade Commission, two people familiar with an April 4 meeting between the Republican regulator and broadband trade groups said on Friday. The people requested anonymity because the proposal has not yet been made public.