Net Neutrality Is Officially Dead. Here's What's Next


Net Neutrality Is Officially Dead. Here's What's Next

In other words, net neutrality is dead, folks. But like many ardent net neutrality supporters, Schaub said he thinks it will take a while for the repeal to trickle down to customers, saying it will be more like "small and creeping changes rather than sudden shifts".

We gather here today to mark and mourn the death of net neutrality, which, despite a valient fight and 9 million comments to the FCC, officially took its last breath on least, if you don't live in Washington state, where, as soon net neutrality died, it was immediately reborn.

"No one other than the giant cable companies thinks it's a good idea to let the giant cable companies dictate the speed and price of the content you view on the internet", says Rep.

The reality is quite the opposite: Pai is attempting to usher in an online regime that would resemble the internet in China. That means there is nothing legally stopping a broadband provider from selling faster service at a premium or slowing some content.

Pai is attempting to usher in an online regime that would resemble the internet in China. The net neutrality protections prohibited internet providers from favoring or blocking access to particular products or websites. On Thursday, with the official repeal date looming, dozens of senators sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to schedule a vote on the issue. Senate Democrats forced a vote to restore net neutrality through the Congressional Review Act in May.

The net neutrality rules were approved by the FCC in 2015 amid an outpouring of online support. Telecom companies have long supported a rollback of regulations. And consumer groups note that should the FCC repeal survive the looming lawsuits, the end result won't be pretty for American consumers. According to Wired, Comcast, the nation's largest broadband provider, is momentarily forbidden from violating net neutrality rules under the terms of the government's approval of its 2011 acquisition of NBC Universal.

Momentum is on the side of internet freedom.

"America's internet economy became the envy in the world", he said.

And how will repealing net neutrality affect me?

There have also been 1,300 local events, including rallies outside the district offices of members of Congress.

The order went into effect on June 11.

And while a new administration in 2020 could, in theory, return the rules back to what they were, a more permanent decision still lies with Congress. Free Press and our allies are challenging the agency's reversal on the proper definition of broadband, its flawed justifications for tossing out the rules and the many procedural fouls that plagued the FCC action past year. Now the vote goes the House, which has until the end of the year to bring to a vote. Now Comcast Cable president Dave Watson posted a blog post today to reconfirm Comcast's "committed to an open internet". Supporters of net neutrality have also said that without regulation, a greater socio-economic digital divide could develop, creating a class of information "haves" and "have nots".



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