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Losing Net Neutrality May Also Mean Losing User Freedom

Losing Net Neutrality May Also Mean Losing User Freedom”

The Federal Communication Commission's vote on the future of net neutrality is fast approaching, with the agency scheduled to decide on the proposed bill on December 14.

"ISP monopoly carriers have been trying for four years to get to this point", Wheeler said, pointing to a 2013 story in The Washington Post about how telecoms were trying to "shift regulation of their broadband businesses to other agencies that don't have almost as much power as the FCC". "This is a big step but given the FCC's conduct over the past eight months we remain skeptical", Schneiderman said. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

Network neutrality is the idea that internet providers (ISPs), like Comcast, and wireless providers, Verizon/AT&T/Sprint etc., should treat all internet traffic equally.

"There are essentially four enterprises that are very happy, and the rest of the country is very unhappy [about the repeal]", Eshoo said.

THE FACTS: True, but the net-neutrality rules give the FCC authority to take action against service providers that exempt certain apps from data caps in a way that hurts consumers or competition. The thing that makes net neutrality so important is that it reclassified the internet as a telecommunications service. In that case, we believe there should at least be places where we can access unbiased internet like public libraries and schools. For starters, we can call the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 and tell them we support keeping net neutrality. Protestors can look up their zip codes to find the planned events closest to them. The actual FCC order on net neutrality.

"This is newly coming to our attention, but we are taking a look and reaching out as well to our colleagues in NY", said Jepsen spokeswoman Jaclyn Severance. "Well, you noticed that paid prioritization is off the list now".

Those who rely on e-commerce may face the reality that a giant corporation such as Amazon could be in the "fast lane" of the internet, while a local small business could reside in a designated "slow lane" because the little guy doesn't have a voice with a broadband provider.

To crack down on one kind of peer-to-peer traffic, ISPs would have to crack down on all peer-to-peer traffic.

In response to the 28 Democratic senators who urged the agency on Monday to postpone the vote, the FCC said in a statement to Ars Technica that it was "just evidence that supporters of heavy-handed Internet regulations are becoming more desperate by the day as their effort to defeat Chairman [Ajit] Pai's plan to restore Internet freedom has stalled".

Wheeler's FCC didn't prohibit ISPs from demanding payments for network interconnection, but it set up a complaint process.

For now, Congress won't settle the debate with legislation imposing net neutrality on broadband providers or extending similar regulations to tech companies, the lawmakers said.

There's also an oft-repeated canard against net neutrality making the rounds. Sen. A strong majority of Democrats and Republicans are in favor of maintaining net neutrality in its current form, according to a poll by Mozilla. "Net Neutrality is essential to our democracy", the open letter said.



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