NRA gives FCC chief Ajit Pai a rifle for repealing net neutrality
Net neutrality prevents carriers and ISPs from charging consumers more for certain content. It also prevents a carrier/ISP from favoring one content provider over another by throttling data streams. Some argue that repealing the rule actually benefits consumers. For example, AT&T recently expanded its "Sponsored Data" program to cover pre-paid subscribers. With this plan, AT&T subscribers can view as much streaming content as they wish from DirecTV, UVerse, and Fullscreen without using the data they pay for each month. All three are owned by AT&T. However, the repeal also means that wireless operators will be able to prevent consumers from viewing certain content and websites.
On Thursday, 22 state attorneys general sued to block the repeal, which is scheduled to take place on April 23rd.