Net Neutrality overturned

Net Neutrality overturned

December 16, 2017 posted by csharper in Articles

On Thursday, December 14, a day that Millennials and others rue, the Feds (the FCC) voted 3-2 as expected, to overturn it’s Net Neutrality rules put in under the Obama administration.

What is Net Neutrality?

This was the rule where Internet service providers (ISPs) were required to treat all data on the Internet the same. In other words, they were not able to discriminate or charge differently by person, user, content, site, type of attached equipment, communication device, etc. If those rules were still in place, ISPs who intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content, would face a big fine.

What’s next for the masses now that Net Neutrality has been killed by the new FCC?

With Net Neutrality rules overturned, who knows what’s next. I know a lot of people are upset. Polls show an overwhelming majority supported the prior rules… States have threatened to sue the FCC but it’s anyone’s guess what will happen next. I’ve heard Supreme Court fights possible as well.

What do you think?






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