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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pittsburgh-area U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle really wants to keep net neutrality alive

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Mike Doyle - CP PHOTO BY RYAN DETO
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Pittsburghers that follow their congressman closely know that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) is pretty furious that the Federal Communications Commission wants to strip net-neutrality rules that govern the internet.

The FCC is proposing axing the rules, and FCC chair Ajit Pai announced a vote will take place today, Dec. 14. Republicans like Pai claim that current net-neutrality rules, which bar internet service providers from slowing down or favoring certain web content, are an overly burdensome regulation on the internet that has hurt investment.

But Democrats, like Doyle, believe that repealing the rules will hurt consumers.

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