Internet Melts Down Over Impending Internet Meltdown: Net Neutrality Repeal ‘Is Simply Not Okay’


In a 3-2 split, the FCC voted on Thursday to repeal Net Neutrality — a series of regulations adopted during President Barack Obama‘s administration which prohibited Internet service providers from favoring certain websites, and possibly charging more to access other websites.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defended the move in a speech prior to the vote.

“We are helping consumers and promoting competition,” Pai said, according to The New York Times. “Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas.”

But much of Twitter was in panic mode after the vote was announced. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from politicians, pundits, and others.

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