Business Briefs: Net neutrality, IHOP, HBO

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Net neutrality officially ends Monday. The Federal Communications Commission voted back in December to roll back regulations meant to ensure equal internet access to all. The Obama-era rules prevented providers from blocking, speeding up or slowing down internet. Activists, members of Congress and tech leaders have been protesting the rollback.

IHOP is going from flipping pancakes to burgers. The International House of Pancakes has changed its name to IHOB. The “B” stands for burgers. Along with the famous breakfast items, the restaurant chain is offering seven different types of signature burgers. A company spokesperson says after 60 years of pancakes, it’s the perfect time to flip something else on the grill.

HBO has ordered a spinoff prequel series to hit show “Game of Thrones.” The story will tell viewers what happened thousands of years before “Game of Thrones.” HBO says it's not the story people think they know. Fans will have to wait for that story until after the “Game of Thrones” series ends next year.

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