Net neutrality rules will end on June 11

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks in front of an American flag
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 repeal of its sweeping net neutrality rules will go into effect on June 11, the agency said Thursday.

Why it matters: The repeal means that internet service providers can block, throttle or speed up content for a fee. It is likely that the industry will explore paid prioritization, though those changes probably wouldn’t come right away. Meanwhile, there are also ongoing efforts, with varying chances of success, in the courts and Congress to roll back the repeal.