Is this the end of net neutrality? We have learned that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has launched his press to repeal net neutrality rules, posting an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal and circulating an order to commissioners to end regulation that he says is micro-managing the Internet. Net neutrality has been a very controversial topic:
The agency will vote Dec. 14 on eliminating the net neutrality regs, and a success will mean “Washington will return to the bipartisan approach that made the Internet what it is today,” Pai writes. Pai voted against the rules that passed with a 3-2 margin in February 2015 and reclassified broadband services under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. At the time, Pai said “If you loved Ma Bell in the 20th century, you will love Pa Broadband in the 21st.”
But those who support the concept net neutrality rules say they’re necessary to protect online access. The say internet service is more of a utility than a luxury now, so net neutrality is necessary. We will be watching to see what happens.
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