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Protestors gather on Bolyston Street in front of a Verizon store during a Net neutrality rally on December 7, 2017 in Boston, Mass. (Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors gather on Bolyston Street in front of a Verizon store during a Net neutrality rally on December 7, 2017 in Boston, Mass. (Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images)
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The FCC, led by Ajit Pai, is expected to vote Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration. Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon want the rules gone, while tech giants are concerned it will give ISPs too much power to control what content users see.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a closer look with Ben Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson), senior producer of Endless Thread and a tech correspondent for Here & Now.

Editor's Note: NPR's legal counsel has filed comments with the FCC on behalf of the public radio system, opposing the repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules. You can read them here.

This segment aired on December 13, 2017.

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