Illinois Pushes For State Net Neutrality Rules After Federal Rules Expire

Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads “I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open” as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads "I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open" as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads “I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open” as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads "I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open" as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

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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