Net Neutrality Pros And Cons

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On December 14, 2017, Title II Net Neutrality was repealed. Dictionary.com defines net neutrality as “The concept that broadband Internet service providers should provide nondiscriminatory access to Internet content, platforms, etc., and should not manipulate the transfer of data regardless of its source or destination.” Title II regulations classified the internet as “a public utility,” and “required internet service providers or ISPs to treat the traveling on their networks equally.” These rules were put in place to stop ISPs from “throttling” connection speeds to certain sites, and charging customers for access to the internet through “packages.” Internet service providers, such as Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T, provide access to the internet…show more content…
Officially known as the Open Internet Order, the law was founded on protecting consumers from ISPs blocking and throttling their speeds. When it was introduced, the FCC said they received more than four million letters from supporters of net neutrality. In a document signed in February 2015, Barack Obama wrote, “Today’s FCC decision will protect innovation and create a level playing field for the next generation of entrepreneurs–and it wouldn’t have happened without Americans like you.” Net neutrality was founded on protecting innovation and creating a level playing field for future entrepreneurs. This is why millions of people started supporting net neutrality in the first…show more content…
His views on how the internet should be governed oppose the views of many consumers. The University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation and Voice of the People’s survey results showed that just 16 percent said they agreed with Ajit Pai and his plans to repeal net neutrality. Pai also tried to influence skeptics through many forms of public interactions. A YouTube video in which Ajit Pai explains “seven things you can still do on the internet after net neutrality” has over 1.3 million views with only about ten thousand likes and over 260 thousand
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