November 27, 2017

Net Neutrality Repeal Would Hurt Rural South Carolina, FCC's Clyburn Says

Thad Moore  /  Post and Courier

South Carolina's longtime representative on the Federal Communications Commission is worried the state could be hard-hit if net neutrality rules are repealed, saying there isn't enough competition in rural areas to protect customers.

Mignon Clyburn, a Democratic appointee, says she fears telecommunications companies will trample consumers if open-Internet regulations are canceled. Those rules would be cut under a plan proposed last week by President Donald Trump's administration. Read more: