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Jeb Bush would wipe out the FCC's net neutrality rules if elected president

If Jeb Bush eventually overcomes Donald Trump, secures the GOP's presidential nomination, and gets elected, the FCC's still-young net neutrality rules could be eradicated. Today, Bush issued a promise for regulatory reform, pointing to a "regulatory crisis in Washington" under the Obama administration that includes Dodd-Frank, environment-focused regulations, and the net neutrality framework passed early last year with the strong support of Obama. Bush has vowed to dismantle the net neutrality rules, which give the commission strict oversight of ISPs and prohibit paid fast lanes, speed throttling, and targeted app blocking.

Jeb Bush sees things a bit differently. "These rules prohibit one group of companies (ISPs) from charging...

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