Net neutrality Q&A as it happened: Your questions answered

You had questions, we had answers 

Jeremy B. White
San Francisco
Thursday 14 December 2017 21:12 GMT
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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to repeal Obama-era rules governing net neutrality. The five-person board has voted in favour of ending net neutrality, a decision that could have a huge effect on the way the internet works.

Supporters of net neutrality say the move could open the door for internet service providers (ISPs) to charge customers more and dictate what people use the internet for.

But what is net neutrality? And why does it matter so much? We're taking your questions on the rules and their repeal, and anyone can get involved.

Leave your questions in the comments section below, or send them directly to The Independent's West Coast Correspondent Jeremy B White on Twitter at @JeremyBWhite

Immediately after the vote, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he intended to file a legal challenge against the vote. It is unlikely to be the last.

ISPs greeted the news warmly, but Senator Ed Markey a Democrat from Massachusetts said he would be looking to introduce an act in Congress calling for a review of the FCC decision. he labelled it a "historic mistake".

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