Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Net neutrality repeal takes effect Monday

Net neutrality ends this Monday June 11th motion to keep it alive could die in the House Net neutrality repeal takes effect Monday
Stacy Diaz | 11 June, 2018, 23:11

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.

Supporters of net neutrality rules-which require internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all online content equally-are aiming to convince House Speaker Paul Ryan and additional Republicans to support a Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would overturn the FCC's party-line vote.

Chairman Ajit Pai speaks ahead of the vote on the repeal of so called net neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2017. The first would be protecting users from bias caused by internet providers, who would be able to offer faster services to companies that paid them more.

Opinion polls show overwhelming public support for the net neutrality rules. His order, touted as promoting investment and broadband deployment, loosens the FCC's regulation of ISPs, and instead gives the Federal Trade Commission jurisdiction to enforce violations.

The net neutrality rules were approved in 2015.

According to the op-ed, Pai thinks that transferring power over the internet to ISPs will "protect consumers". "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".

Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has accused Democrats of "scare tactics" in their opposition to net neutrality repeal. This coming Monday, June 11th, net neutrality is scheduled to be phased out. The disclosures are essentially a get-out-of-jail-free card-the new FCC regime specifically allows ISPs to block, throttle, or prioritize content in exchange for payment as long as the ISPs disclose the fact that they're doing so.

"That is not the open internet we know today and rely on to consume and create". If the House votes on and passes the bill before the end of this session, the measure would be sent to President Trump. "And in the medium- to long-term, I think we're going to see more investment in high-speed networks, particularly in rural areas that are hard to serve".

Hello "light-touch" regulation internet.

The Internet Association said Monday that the "internet industry remains committed to restoring net neutrality protections through the courts, legislation, and administrative action".

More than 20 states have filed a lawsuit to stop the net neutrality repeal.

"Americans across the country are raising their voices against the Trump assault on the free Internet, yet House Republicans inexplicably refuse to listen to the will of the people and save net neutrality", she continued.