Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Reuters.

Net neutrality: No way to run an industry

On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to undo the 2015 reclassification of broadband internet access service, reverting internet access from a Title II telecommunications service to a Title I information service. Depending on how you count, this is the FCC’s third, fourth, or fifth attempt at establishing what authority it has over internet services; it is the second fundamental reclassification of its authority since the Supreme Court affirmed its decision not to treat internet access as a Title II telecommunications service in Brand-X.