Morning Scoop: Goodbye net neutrality?

By Uloop Staff on December 14, 2017
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FCC EXPECTED TO REPEAL NET NEUTRALITY RULES

FCC Chairmain Ajit Pai. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to lead an effort today to repeal the government’s 2015 net neutrality rules, which sought to force Internet providers to treat all online services, large and small, equally.

“The move to deregulate the telecom and cable industry would be a major setback for tech companies, consumer groups and Democrats who lobbied heavily against the decision,” according to The Washington Post. “And it would be a sweeping victory for Republicans who vowed to roll back the efforts of the prior administration, despite a recent survey showing that 83 percent of Americans — including 3 out of 4 Republicans — opposed the plan.”

As Wired reports, however, today’s vote is likely to trigger a series of lawsuits.

 

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HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICANS REACH DEAL ON TAX BILL

President Trump would like to sign a tax bill before Christmas. (Image: CNN/Uloop News)

Congressional Republicans have reached an agreement on a final bill that would cut taxes for businesses and individuals and is the party’s biggest legislative achievement since assuming political control this year.

The New York Times reports, “Party leaders in the House and Senate agreed in principle to bridge the yawning gaps between their competing versions of the $1.5 trillion tax bill, keeping Republican on track for final votes next week with the aim of delivering a bill to President Trump’s desk by Christmas.”

The different versions of the bill had the same core principles — like sharply cutting taxes on businesses while reducing rates and eliminating some breaks for individuals — but differed on details. The final bill will likely resemble the Senate version, but key ideas from each will be included.


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LAST BUT NOT LEAST: HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR ROOMMATE

Thanks for being you, roomie! (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

They know your flaws, and they still choose to live with you (at least until the lease is up). And yeah, you probably love them for it. After all, they serve as your family when you’re living at school.

So read Uloop’s Danielle Wirsansky ideas for holiday gifts for your roommate, because they deserve at least a little something for putting up with you all year :)

 


Uloop Morning Scoop for December 14 was compiled by Uloop Staff and Natalia Kolenko.

Thursday and the finish line (and winter break) are clearly in sight. Finish the year strong! 

And remember, you can use Uloop to find a part time job on your campus, connect with a tutor or get a head start on housing for next year. 

 


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