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Illinois Pushes For State Net Neutrality Rules After Federal Rules Expire

The Obama-era net neutrality rules meant to ensure all Internet traffic is treated equally officially expired Monday. The rules prevented a company from favoring its content over the content of one of its competitors. While nothing changes overnight, many opponents of the rules say it’s the first step toward a tiered and unfair Internet. Two dozen states, including Illinois, are considering legislation that would keep the rules in effect within their borders. We also take calls from listeners.

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Roger Cheng, executive editor of the tech news site CNET

Khadine Bennett, director of advocacy and intergovernmental affairs at ACLU of Illinois

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