White House throwing its support behind the FCC's effort to end Obama-era net neutrality rules

The White House is throwing its support behind the FCC's efforts to end the Obama-era net neutrality rules.

"The previous administration went about this the wrong way by imposing rules on ISPs through the FCC's Title II rulemaking power." said Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday.

The rules were designed to prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing down some types of content.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, has been leading the charge in rolling back the measure.

In his "Restoring Internet Freedom" plan, he would go after a Title II rule that gave the FCC the power to regulate broadband providers by reclassifying them as common carriers.