Net Neutrality Repeal Ends Chances of Regulations

Net neutrality ends this Monday June 11th motion to keep it alive could die in the House

It's 4th and 40 for net neutrality supporters in Congress as House is short of the votes needed to bring up the CRA motion

Ellis SchumerDem leaders condemn Trump after reversal on G-7 communique endorsement Dem lawmaker: Trump conceding "role as leader of the free world" after G-7 summit Schumer: Trump "turning our foreign policy into an global joke" MORE (D-N.Y) is blaming congressional Republicans for the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules, a shift which goes into effect Monday.

That means internet providers can speed up, slow down or block websites without violating federal regulations. But as net neutrality supporters try to get the rules back in place, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to convince Internet users that they're going to love the newly deregulated broadband industry.

Although the FCC's repeal takes effect Monday, it's not the end of the road for net neutrality. But now there are fewer rules governing how internet service providers can operate.

In the op-ed, Pai says that repealing Net Neutrality "will protect consumers and promote better, faster internet access, and more competition" while simultaneously preserving the internet as "an open platform where you are free to go where you want". And rightly so. The gutting of net neutrality is a symbol of our broken democracy.

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The FCC's decision to repeal the Obama-era consumer protections ended prohibitions against ISPs discriminating against web traffic or creating so-called internet fast lanes.

Today marks the official first day of a Net Neutrality-free America.

The new order permits ISPs to throttle, block, or be paid to prioritize certain sites or content, as long as they disclose that they are doing so. Many Democrats say the issue will help motivate younger people to vote in congressional elections this November, when all 435 seats in the House and a third of the 100-member Senate will be up for grabs. "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 then in 2015, the FCC chose a different course. The Internet is coming for net neutrality". "Instead, the FCC would simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that's best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate", Pai said in a November 2017 proposal. In January, attorneys general in 22 states and the District of Columbia filed a protective petition for review of the order.

The Obama Era laws protecting net neutrality are finally gone.

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