[At-Large] FCC TO SCRAP NET NEUTRALITY
seeburn.k at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 17:31:51 UTC 2017
Trump’s FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, just released his plan to kill net neutrality.
Pai’s plan scraps the legal requirements underpinning Title II regulations and opens the door to internet slow lanes and monopolies over broadband networks.1
And Pai has scheduled a December 14 vote—just three weeks from now—to approve his plan.
Pai has said that he believes that Big Cable should regulate itself when it comes to the free and open internet.
But even with net neutrality rules in place, companies such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast have broken the regulations over and over and over. In just two years, the FCC has received more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints from consumers.2
If Title II protections are allowed to be overturned, we will go back to the days when Big Cable throttled websites based on what internet companies paid, blocked traffic to sites that competed with their own services, and redirected sites without user permission—all with impunity.
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