The FCC got rid of net neutrality in the country on Monday, which will allow broadband providers to begin charging for faster data transmission. Critics say it will fundamentally change a democratic online principle.
Democrats called it a "defining vote" despite facing an uphill battle in the House and against the president. The effort seeks to restore laws that stopped internet companies from privileging certain websites.
The US and EU are changing the internet but — toward polar opposite ends. The United States has buried landmark net neutrality laws. Lindsey Rae Gjording reports from New York.
So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Jörg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.
The US telecom regulator voted to undo net neutrality rules that force internet service providers to apply the same standards to all data they transmit. Companies will be able to decide how consumers access the internet.
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