After four years of being under Republican control with a 3-2 GOP majority, the five member FCC reverted back to Democratic control after the election of Joe Biden. The party of the president traditionally has a 3-2 edge which was how the regulatory agency was able to erase net neutrality from the FCC books in 2017 when Donald Trump was in the White House. Net neutrality is the Obama era rule that forced ISPs and wireless carriers to treat all streaming content on their networks the same. Thus, a company like Netflix could not make a deal to have its content streamed over a “fast lane.”
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