Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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FCC Chief Makes Case For Tackling Net Neutrality Violations 'After The Fact'

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai launched his net neutrality repeal campaign in a speech Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. Kynny/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit is moving to soften his predecessor's sweeping privacy rules for Internet service providers. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Ajit Pai, the senior Republican at the Federal Communications Commission, is slated to be the agency's new chairman. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler joins hands with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel ahead of a February 2015 hearing in Washington, D.C. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says lack of competition in set-top boxes has meant consumers pay more to get TV services. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Democratic majority of the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve new "net neutrality" rules in February 2015, prompting a court challenge from Internet providers. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Federal Communications Commission voted to propose its first Internet privacy rules and to expand a phone subsidy program to cover Internet access. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed what could become the first privacy regulations for Internet service providers. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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FCC Chair: Proposal Would Let Consumers Determine Value Of Internet Privacy

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In a proposal the FCC is launching Thursday, you'd be able to own your own cable box instead of renting it from your provider. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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FCC Wants To Force Cable Companies, And Their Set-Top Boxes, To Adapt

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Federal regulators will vote on capping the cost of phone calls from prison, which are far more expensive than ordinary calls. iStockphoto hide caption

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FCC Moves To Cut High Cost Of Prisoners' Calls

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Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

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At the start of a meeting to decide the issue of net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (center) holds hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn (left) and Jessica Rosenworcel at the FCC headquarters Thursday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere pitches a plan that allows unlimited music streaming without additional data charges. Some net neutrality proponents want the FCC to limit plans like these; the commission says it will review them on a case-by-case basis. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled his plan in a Wired op-ed on Wednesday. The FCC is scheduled to vote on the proposal Feb. 26. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday. He encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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