Net Neutrality has been a huge debate for the last few months and while there have been millions of emails and phone calls and whatnot, it seems that the voice of the people has been overlooked. FCC has announced that the appeal will go into effect starting April 23rd which means that you have 2 more months to enjoy the free internet that you are used to.
Net Neutrality Protections Ending On April 23
Net Neutrality protections will be taken from you on April 23rd and this means that internet service provider will legally be able to provide fast lanes to companies that pay for it. ISPs will also be able to censor content that they do not like on the internet and limit access to sites as well as throttle internet speeds.
In the upcoming months, the only thing that will stand between you and throttled internet is a promise from ISPs that they will not do anything nasty. We all know the worth of that promise. This affects every single person that uses the internet, not to mention companies and firms, big and small.
Net neutrality laws, such as “Title II” of the FFC prohibit ISPs to interfere and change the content we view on the internet. Without net neutrality, ISPs can prevent us from viewing offers from small ISP startups and companies, or stop some people from being heard on the internet, such as politicians. This will have devastating effects on smaller companies, and democracy.
The new rules have come into the Federal registry but the old Net neutrality laws will not be removed till 60 days and that means that there is still a chance that you could get your Net neutrality protection back. You can expect to see plenty of lawsuits and protests in the upcoming days.
I would urge you all to do what you can to keel all this from happened and if you think that you will not be affected then you are mistaken. Even is your internet speed is not throttled and content is not censored you will still be paying more for sites and services that you are getting for free right now. According to battle for the net:
Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see & do online. First, they want to gut FCC rules. Then, they plan to pass bad legislation that allows extra fees, throttling & censorship. But Congress can put a stop to all of this. Write them first, then call!
If you are a gamer then you will also be affected. You could be charged more for downloading games and playing online with friends. If you want to learn more then you can click here for more information.
Let us know what you think about Net Neutrality and what should be done in order to prevent all this from happening.