Net Neutrality Is Officially Gone. Here's How This Will Affect You

Net Neutrality Is Officially Gone. Here's How This Will Affect You

"Plain and simple, thanks to the FCC's rollback of Net Neutrality, Internet providers have the legal green light, the technical ability, and business incentive to discriminate and manipulate what we see, read, and learn online". "This gives free reign to broadband providers to block or throttle your broadband service as long as they inform you of it".

Net neutrality protections, first put in place during the Obama administration, will end on June 11.

But Trump's pick to run the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, called those rules "heavy-handed" and vowed to end them. As a result, the internet could become more like the TV networks, where you pay for different packages of internet services.

Still, supporters have hoped to force a public vote on the issue, because with midterm elections looming some lawmakers might be swayed as net neutrality is a resonant issue with voters.

The Obama Era laws protecting net neutrality are finally gone.

Q. What's net neutrality, again? Broadband providers, he said in an interview, had been "unfairly and inappropriately the target of this angst or fear".

But some of the staunchest advocates of net neutrality protections insist the telecom industry's commitments to not block or charge more for the delivery of some content are insufficient, while the FTC lacks the expertise and authority to hold them to account. "That idea sits at the foundation of internet services, reflects how consumers enjoy the internet today, and despite claims to the contrary, has never truly been in jeopardy". But if they start filing lawsuits, we'll know they're full of shit.

As of late May, 29 state legislatures had introduced bills meant to ensure net neutrality, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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"It's patently illegal for the states to make their own internet policy", Roslyn Layton, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who served on President Trump's transition team for the FCC, told CNNMoney last month.

More than 20 states have sued the FCC to stop the repeal.

"It's now as clear as day to every American that - with the exception of three Republicans in the Senate - their Republican representatives in the Congress chose to protect special interests and the biggest corporates over middle-class families, average consumers, entrepreneurs and anyone who relies on the free and open internet", Schumer said.

The fees would be paid by the video services, such as Hulu, and could be passed along to consumers in higher subscription rates.

"I don't think anything gets better for consumers", said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, one of two Democrats on the five-person commission.

Tech companies such as Netflix, Spotify and Snap echoed similar concerns in regulatory filings.

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