Net neutrality a thing of the past

Net neutrality a thing of the past


THE ROLLBACK OF RULES DESIGNED TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY TAKES EFFECT TODAY. THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SAYS CONSUMERS WILL BE PROTECTED. BUT CRITICS FEAR THE MOVE COULD CHANGE THE INTERNET WE KNOW TODAY. NET NEUTRALITY ALLOWED INTERNET USERS TO SEE ALL WEBSITES AND STREAMING SERVICES AT THE SAME SPEED. IN DECEMBER, THE C VOTED TO REPEAL THE OBAMA ERA REGULATIONS. C COMMISSIONER AJIT (ujeet) PAI (pie) TOLD CBS THIS MORNING THE RULES WERE KEEPING INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM EXPANDING THEIR NETWORKS. 00446165 (L_Main/ Headline) “consumers are going to be protected and we preserve the incentive for companies to build out better, faster, cheaper internet access.” (BUTT TO) “my biggest concern is that these internet providers are going to use their power to basically block or slow down traffic or charge sites and services extra fees to reach customers”>THE FEAR IS BROADBAND INTERNET PROVIDERS LIKE COMCAST AND VERIZON COULD CHARGE TECH GIANTS LIKE NETFLIX AND GOOGLE TO GUARANTEE THEIR SERVICES ARE SEEN IN HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. CRITICS SAY SMALLER WEBSITES, THAT CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY, WOULD END UP IN THE INTERNET SLOW LANE, MAKING IT HARDER FOR THEIR SITES TO BE SEEN. MORE THAN 20 STATES HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO SUE THE C FOR CUTTING THE NET NEUTRALITY RULES. ALABAMA IS

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