The Federal Communications Commission had repealed the net neutrality rules in 2017 and there has been a consistent effort to get them reinstated. A bill which would restore those rules has now been passed by the House of Representatives. The bill sailed through by 232-190 as only a single Republican voted in its favor. However, it’s far from becoming law at this point in time.
Ever since the FCC rolled back the net neutrality rules, there has been a bit of a fight in an attempt to bring it back. We saw tech companies voice out their concerns about the lack of net neutrality, and we even saw individual states attempt to introduce state-side net neutrality rules of their own.
The fight to restore net neutrality rules nationwide is still ongoing, but in the meantime we have seen individual states attempt to introduce their own rules that should still somewhat protect the internet in the event the fight is lost. Now it looks like California is the latest to introduce its own rules as the state Senate has voted to approve a bill that would restore net neutrality rules.
With the FCC repealing the net neutrality rules, many were concerned about what kind of market this would result in, where ISPs and carriers would try and upsell customers for access to certain things on the internet that were previously available, for example imagine having to pay for access to stream 4K YouTube videos because it’s not part of your internet plan.
As you might be aware, net neutrality rules came to an end last month but there have been plans to try and bring it back. Now according to reports, Senate Democrats have filed a petition that will force a vote on the FCC’s removal of the net neutrality rules. According to Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), “I believe today kicks off the most important week for the internet that the Senate […]
In a couple of weeks, the net neutrality rules put into place during the Obama administration will be repealed. This decision was made by the FCC a couple of months ago and it is expected to come into effect on the 23rd of April, save for any last ditch efforts at preventing that from happening.
Whether or not we will see success in having net neutrality rules reinstated remains to be seen, but until then it looks like the state of Washington has recently passed a law which introduces its own net neutrality rules. What this means is that any company that sells broadband internet will have to publicly disclose their practices.
With the FCC having repealed the net neutrality rules, and with it expecting to go in effect next month, there are many companies who are fighting to bring it back. In fact six major tech companies have announced that they will be joining the fight against the FCC in order prevent the repeal from going into effect.
As you might have heard, the FCC’s repeal of the net neutrality rules in the US will be coming into effect starting 23rd April. For those who feel that all hope is lost, that is not necessarily true because Sen. Ed Markey has announced that he has introduced his Congressional Review Act “resolution of disapproval” that could potentially undo the FCC’s vote.
As many have heard by now, the FCC has repealed net neutrality rules which has been announced (via 9to5Mac) will be coming into effect starting on the 23rd of April, 2018. What this means is that from that date onwards, internet service providers and carriers will be able to legally implement ways that could potentially result in you paying more for services.
For several years, those living in the US were enjoying a period of net neutrality, where the law stated that all internet service providers (ISPs) had to keep bandwidth the same regardless of who is using it. This means that business could not pay an ISP more money for their content to load faster.
The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules but not all states are accepting the change in policy. After Montana’s governor signed an executive order yesterday to become the first state with its net neutrality rules, his counterpart in New York has taken a similar step. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed in an announcement that he has signed an executive order which will […]
There is debate surrounding net neutrality at the moment, where the FCC has basically repealed the net neutrality rules that were implemented previously. What this means is that now internet providers/carriers are allowed to change how their bandwidth is used, where companies who pay more might get more bandwidth than those who don’t.
The net neutrality regulations that the Federal Communications Commission adopted during the Obama era appear to be headed to the chopping block. According to the new report, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will soon reveal his plans to fellow commissioners about a total repeal of the existing net neutrality regulations. The FCC will then vote on the proposal next month almost seven months after the groundwork was laid for repealing these […]
Arguments were heard by a U.S. appeals court today pertaining to the matter of FCC’s net neutrality rules, those who are against it have called for the rules to be declared illegal, and hence the arguments on the very legality of these rules. The judgement will very well be a landmark one when it ultimately arrives since it will have a lasting impact on how internet users across the United […]
A fortnight ago the Federal Communications Commission voted on its new net neutrality rules which regulate broadband internet as a public utility. Today a 313-page document has been made public which brings to light all of FCC’s new net neutrality rules. The document is open to all and those who are willing to peruse it can do so now. Lawmakers and advocates have been eagerly awaiting this release and now […]
There has been a major update today in the net neutrality debate. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come out in support of net neutrality and has revealed that the FCC is going to propose reclassification of internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The fight is far from over. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon staunchly opposed this and will not take this lying […]
We reported recently that the FCC is likely to vote on an official proposal for net neutrality next month, and today an announcement has come in from the FCC chairman himself, revealing when the vote is going to take place. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that the official proposal for net neutrality will be circulated to commissioners on February 5th before the vote takes place on February 26th.
As the wait continues for the Federal Communications Commission to come up with new guidelines there has already been a lot of debate on the issue of net neutrality. ISPs have their own point of view, which some online services support, and others vehemently oppose. The public has strong opinions for both sides and the debate drags on while FCC sets things in motion for a vote. It looks like FCC might be […]
Net neutrality, whether good or bad, is still up for debate, although for the most part it seems like many are leaning towards being pro net neutrality. In fact recently President Obama stepped forward to urge the FCC to protect net neutrality and that’s where we can see the divide as the FCC’s chairman stated that he could be considering heading in another direction.Well it seems that over in Germany, […]