USA net neutrality rules expire, court battle looms

USA net neutrality rules expire, court battle looms

Ahead of the December 14 commission vote that ended those Obama-era net neutrality regulations, current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called those same rules a " heavy-handed, utility-style.mistake" and pledged to stop the federal government from "micromanaging" the internet by introducing a new set of "internet freedom" regulations. The decision went into effect on Monday.

Q. What else can we expect next?

Under the rules, internet service providers were required to treat all online content the same.

But Gigi Sohn, former counselor for former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, said in a statement Monday that consumers will have little recourse against ISPs if they have a complaint about internet providers' behavior: "For the first time since the creation of broadband, the (FCC) will not take responsibility for protecting consumers or competition". "The internet is coming for net neutrality", said Greer.

Net neutrality was repealed past year under an order called the "Restoring Internet Freedom" order.

Will I have to pay more to reach certain sites or services?

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said the agency under Obama overstepped its authority when it imposed the 2015 regulations.

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To put it simply, internet service providers could start charging companies to ensure their content loads at a decent speed, which is very important if a company is to be successful online. If you're interested in letting your representatives know where you stand on net neutrality and how you'd like them to vote, you can see a tally of who has and hasn't agreed to support net neutrality here.

"It's an uphill fight", says Chris Lewis, VP of Public Knowledge, a tech advocacy group that has urged the House to take action. "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".

"Net neutrality ensures equal access to online content regardless of who is providing or requesting information", Florian Schaub, an assistant professor at the University of MI who specializes in internet privacy, wrote in a paper recently published in the academic journal Media and Communication.

"Those "fast lanes" will put those who won't or can not pay in the slow lane, making the internet look a lot like cable TV", said Gigi Sohn, a former counselor for the FCC.

Two states, OR and Washington, have passed net neutrality laws and 29 states are considering legislation, which could lead to new legal battles over Internet laws. Per the net neutrality order, states can not enact any legislation that attempts to circumvent the repeal. She is now the only Democratic commissioner left on the FCC, which has been reshaped under President Donald Trump.

That's two months later than expected but way too soon for supporters of the Obama-era measures, who are suing and pushing for Congressional measures to bring back the so-called net neutrality rules.

In the wake of the FCC's repeal of its net neutrality rules, several states have adopted their own protections.

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