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FCC Net Neutrality Vote Evacuated Over Potential Threat

Moments before the FCC voted to overturn net-neutrality regulations, the hearing room was briefly evacuated over a potential security threat. The Washington Post’s live feed of the hearing did not cut out during the interruption, and so viewers witnessed a security team scanning the empty room with bomb-sniffing dogs. “On advice of security, we need to take a brief recess,” Chairman Ajit Pai told the room before the evacuation. Security advised those in their room to leave their belongings behind; reporters waited in the hallway until the room was cleared for re-entry. The commission eventually voted 3-2 to end the Obama-era rules.