Why are the FCC’s internet regulations so important? That is an excellent question. The first thing to understand is that the FCC put certain regulations in place to restrict invasive things that Internet Service Providers (ISP) had already been doing. If those restrictions go away, ISPs can go right back to doing them again.
In this video, Tom walks through an article (Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections) from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that explains some of the unsavory things ISPs have done to get your information. They have hijacked your searches, installed undeletable programs, and monitored your traffic. Why? They can sell your information to other companies who will then market their stuff to you.