(BUSINESS INSIDER) The FCC voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality protections it put in place in 2015, taking away regulations that barred internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down content, charging consumers more to access sites and online services, and charging users or companies for so-called "fast lanes" to some sites.
The vote passed the commission in a 3-2, party-line vote, with Republicans voting for the repeal and Democrats voting against it.
The meeting was interrupted on advice of security in the middle of Chairman Ajit Pai’s remarks. Guards and police dogs could be seen on The Washington Post’s live feed searching the room after it was evacuated. It was not immediately clear what prompted the evacuation. We’ve reached out to the FCC for comment.
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