Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pushed to overturn his agency's 2015 net neutrality protections

Joshua Roberts Reuters FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pushed to overturn his agency's 2015 net neutrality protections

As of today, the end of net neutrality is official. They don't want their broadband providers blocking websites or censoring content, and this agency gave broadband providers the legal right to do so.

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.

Net neutrality means that Internet providers have to treat everyone equally online. Chances are they were saying that to make it more likely that the FCC's rules would be repealed, or so they could support a bill with much weaker regulations and perhaps even some benefits for the ISPs.

A spokeswoman for the FCC previously directed CNNMoney to a section of the final order for net neutrality, in which the FCC asserts authority to prevent states from pursuing laws inconsistent with the net neutrality repeal. ISPs will have to disclose any changes they make as part of the deregulation, so consumers should have access to updated information about data caps, paid prioritization or any other changes a service provider may make.

In the era of net neutrality, the internet was a level playing field. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, governors in six states - New Jersey, New York, Montana, Rhode Island, Vermont and Hawaii - have signed executive orders upholding net neutrality, and three - Washington, Vermont and OR - have enacted legislation that does so.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who was appointed to his position by President Trump, drafted the repeal of net neutrality rules for the sake of innovation and increased broadband investment, he said.

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Ultimately, the FCC said these lawsuits and executive orders will not stop the repeal of the rules.

Q. Isn't Congress trying to reverse the repeal?

Opinion polls show overwhelming public support for the net neutrality rules. 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.

"We may not see the broadband providers immediately change their practices on day one", said Matt Wood, a policy director at consumer advocacy group Free Press. Now the vote goes the House, which has until the end of the year to bring to a vote. "Blocking, throttling, pay-for-priority fast lanes and other efforts to come between consumers and the Internet are now things of the past, "he said in 2015". Some states, like New Jersey, Washington, and California, have been actively working on state laws that would keep net neutrality alive within their jurisdictions.

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