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The twilight of net neutrality rules

A woman in Los Angeles protests FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to repeal net neutrality rules. Photo: Ronen Tivony / NurPhoto via Getty Images

The FCC is expected to approve a plan today to repeal net neutrality rules that will let internet service providers give preferential treatment to some web content or block it entirely.

Why it matters: The exact impact on internet users remains unclear. But providers like AT&T and Comcast will be allowed to make their customers pay more to access certain content or charge companies like Netflix more to reach their customers faster than the competition.