“Make the net neutral again” Has the Biden administration successfully restored US internet neutrality? Safeguards in place to keep it that way?

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Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (2017 to 2021) Ajit Pai had been outspoken against net neutrality since at least 2014 and once head of the FCC worked to undo it: Net neutrality in the United States: Rollback to Title I information services under the Trump administration (2017–2020). For those like me who use visual cues to recall past events, one can search "Ajit Pai giant coffee mug" or "Ajit Pai light saber". For more serious reminders search "net neutrality public comment letters".

Per Pai's Wikipedia page:

Pai resigned on January 20, 2021, the day of Joe Biden's inauguration as President of the United States.

Per Wikipedia's Net neutrality in the United States; Timeline of significant events the last two items listed currently are:

  • October 27, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes 3-2 to reaffirm the rolling back of net neutrality regulations.227
  • February 8, 2021 - The U.S. Justice Department dropped its legal challenge to California's net neutrality statute.228,229

227Klar, Rebecca (October 27, 2020). "FCC reaffirms order rolling back net neutrality regulations". TheHill. Retrieved November 2, 2020.

228"Justice Department drops challenge to California net neutrality rules". February 8, 2021.

229 https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-369799A1.pdf

Question: Has the Biden administration successfully restored US internet neutrality? Have they put safeguards in place to keep it that way?

The FCC reaffirmed the order rolling back net neutrality regulations in October 2020, the US presidential election was the next month in November, Biden was sworn in January 20, 2021 and Pai resigned the same day.

Since then how has the US federal government's actions affected the state of net neutrality in the US?

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