FCC expected to repeal net neutrality rules on Thursday

The Office of Management and Budget will sign off before it takes effect.

Reversal supporters claimed the rules unnecessarily regulate the industry and impede the free market.

"It is not the job of the government to pick the winners and losers of the internet ... We should have a level playing field," Pai said on December 14 when the FCC voted along party lines — three Republicans to two Democrats — to roll back the landmark "net neutrality" rules imposed in 2015 under President Barack Obama.

Those who support the "net neutrality" rules are more likely to find a resolution in federal court than Congress.

In the unlikely event that Democrats gain enough support in the House of Representatives within the 60-day deadline to overturn the decision, the president has already expressed support for the repeal and is unlikely to sign any opposing legislation.

A coalition of state attorneys general have signaled their intention to sue the FCC and block what they called an "illegal rollback of net neutrality" once the final rule is published by the FCC.

The Office of Management and Budget did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment.

A spokesperson for Pai did not respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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