The former head of the Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. has a strong warning for Canada: do what you can to protect the internet.
Tom Wheeler, head of the FCC under former U.S. president Barack Obama, said the Trump administration’s decision to repeal his net neutrality policy could become a cross-border issue. 
In 2015, Wheeler approved an order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content.
This week, his replacement, Republican Ajit Pai, unveiled plans to repeal that decision and said the U.S. regulator will prevent states and cities from adopting similar protections. Pai said under his proposal, the U.S. federal government will “stop micromanaging the internet.”
When Pai unveiled his plan, he said in a tweet that he wanted to repeal what he called the “heavy-handed” regulations imposed under the Obama administration and “return to the light-touch framework under which the internet developed and thrived before 2015.”
But Wheeler, the FCC leader under Obama, sees …
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