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>> Here are your top stories.>> If this Reuters TV video appears slow or choppy it could be because the rules governing the internet are now very different. On Monday, US net neutrality protections ended. Reuter's correspondent, David Shepardson.>> Net neutrality is defined as treating all internet content equally and barring Internet providers from blocking legal websites, throttling, or slowing down certain sites, or offering paid prioritization, or fast lanes to certain websites if they're willing to pay for it.
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>> Those rules were instated by the Obama Administration in 2015.>> Indeed I remain firmly commited to net neutrality.>> But in December 2017 under Trump, the Federal Communications Commission repealed those rules and today is the day. This was a win for FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, who argued net neutrality stunted innovation and held back business.
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The move faced stiff opposition from internet activists and Democrats who fought to keep protections in place. The new rules would give providers the power to speed up, or slow down internet traffic based on how much customers pay. Opponents say that as a result companies could start selling the internet in bundles, like cable, and even censoring online content.
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Providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon said they would not charge more for faster internet speed. Nor would they block web access. Many wonder whether these business can be trusted at their word. The new regulations are due to go into effect after a review of new transparency requirements by the White House.