Biden calls for net neutrality restoration

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

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US President Joe Biden on Friday issued an executive order on “promoting competition in the American economy” that touched on a number of issues directly relevant to the games industry, among them net neutrality.

Net neutrality — which prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing traffic — was introduced in the US in 2015 under the Obama administration but overturned two years later by the Federal Communications Commission under the Trump administration.

Biden’s order called for the chair of the FCC to consider “adopting through appropriate rulemaking ‘Net Neutrality’ rules similar to those previously adopted.”

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