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This undated photo provided by Vimeo shows Michael Cheah. Vimeo, a New York-based video sharing site that is part of billionaire media mogul Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp, is one of the most vocal proponents of net neutrality. Cheah, Vimeo’s general counsel, spoke with The Associated Press about what the company sees coming under the new Trump administration. (Vimeo via AP)

But the new FCC chairman, appointed by President Donald Trump, is a fierce critic of these rules, which are known as net neutrality. The regulation bars broadband providers from blocking or slowing down websites and from charging internet companies like Netflix or Hulu for faster access to customers, a practice known as “paid prioritization.” It also confers broader powers upon the FCC to investigate companies’ practices.