The Federal Communications Commission will vote to do exactly this on December 14.
Pai wanted to slow down the FCC back when he was in the minority and he opposed the direction in which the commission was headed.
"This is an attempt by people who want to keep the Obama Administration's heavy-handed Internet regulations to delay the vote because they realize that their effort to defeat the plan to restore Internet freedom has stalled", FCC spokeswoman Tina Pelkey said via email.
"Repealing net neutrality would allow internet service providers to restrict access to certain types of services or information at their discretion, and charge local residents and businesses more to access certain websites and apps, all of which the City Council is united against", said Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan. This would allow them to speed up or slow down certain content on the internet at their will.
Hricik says although the plan to repeal Net Neutrality comes from the FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, and he does have the swing vote, congress could put an end to it. Hundreds of people are already protesting in hopes to stop the vote on the 14th. "This is a bipartisan issue, and all consumers will be affected!"
"A free and open Internet is vital to ensuring a level playing field online, and we believe that your proposed action may be based on an incomplete understanding of the public record in this proceeding", the Senators wrote. A strong majority of Democrats and Republicans are in favor of maintaining net neutrality in its current form, according to a poll by Mozilla. It's good principle. It treats America's internet service providers as a utility. Just because a business might know which ISPs they would have a hard time growing with, doesn't mean it automatically wouldn't or couldn't affect their company.
And that makes sense.
In 2015, the FCC voted to prohibit those charges in a policy often referred to as net neutrality.
If you haven't heard of the concept of net neutrality or need a basic definition of it, here it is: The networks over which we get our information should not discriminate between one bit of data and another.