Net Neutrality Is Officially Over Giving ISPs Total Control Of Your Bandwidth

Net Neutrality Is Officially Over Giving ISPs Total Control Of Your Bandwidth

The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules back in December amid backlash from open internet activists and big tech companies.

An edge provider, for those wondering, is an individual or entity that provides content, applications or services over the internet, or devices for accessing any of those things over the internet, available to end-users, i.e., the consumers. Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, felt that the net neutrality rules stifled innovation.

The official repeal of net neutrality is now in effect. Continue reading to find out what changes today and what lies ahead for the charged issue.

Lyons said he thinks the likelihood of actual harm from net neutrality is relatively remote, and that laws that already exist to regulate corporations, like anti-trust regulations, will prevent ISPs from behaving badly. "Consumers want an open Internet". Those protections are transparency rules that require ISPs to publicly disclose any blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization. In a dramatic video, she called on the House to save net neutrality in order to protect the "free and open" internet. In Montana and NY, governors signed executive orders that uphold the Obama-era net neutrality regulations.

Under the rules, internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast had to treat all traffic equally.

Net neutrality has overwhelming public support, noted industry experts.

"The end of the 2015 net neutrality rules and the legal authority on which they are based will allow companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to take control of consumers' Internet experience and favor or disfavor websites, programming services and applications at will", said Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy.

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"Following the decision to repeal net neutrality, many Americans anxious that the internet would turn into what cable-tv is: a set of options based on price and preference".

In an editorial over at CNET, Pai offers up the equivalent of a "greatest hits" of all of his misleading statements so far, including claims that killing the popular consumer protections will somehow result in more transparency, faster broadband speeds, better broadband deployment, and lower prices.

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. It may also make it harder for the next generation of online services to compete if they have to pay up to be placed in a so-called internet fast lane.

Other state's are trying to follow Washington's example. If the only providers that can serve state governments are those that observe net neutrality, these states reason, then it could shape what services consumers are offered, too.

A group of 22 states have sued the FCC over the repeal.

Martin said broadband providers probably won't mess with existing services like Netflix, as that could alienate consumers.

Net Neutrality, a term coined by Columbia University media law professor and former NY state lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu, is a rule where all telecommunication companies must treat all data equality and may not discriminate or charge differently.

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