Ajit Pai says you’re going to love the death of net neutrality

Ajit Pai says you’re going to love the death of net neutrality

"June 11 is significant because it will be the first time in the over 15 year battle over net neutrality that the FCC will have essentially no role in preserving an open Internet and overseeing the broadband market", Gigi Sohn, a counselor to former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and a staunch supporter of net neutrality, told CNNMoney.

ISPs' required disclosures "will allow consumers to make an informed decision about which Internet service provider is best for them and give entrepreneurs the information they need as they develop new products and services", Pai wrote.

It's official. The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality protections takes effect today.

Whether you're trying to buy a necklace on Etsy, stream a series on Netflix, or upload a photo to Facebook, your internet service provider has to load all of those websites equally quickly.

Even though net neutrality is dead, don't expect to see immediate changes, said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, a digital rights advocacy group. We still don't and won't block, throttle or discriminate against lawful content.

For now, broadband providers insist they won't do anything that would harm the "internet experience" for consumers. Net neutrality rules were created for two reasons.

Ajit Pai, whom President Trump named to be his new FCC chairman, and who spearheaded the repeal of the net-neutrality rules, killed that inquiry soon after assuming the chairmanship. For now, at least, net neutrality is safe. just as long as you stay in Washington.

The new rules approved by lawmakers who were heavily paid by the ISP lobbyists also take the oversight powers away from the more powerful and resourceful FCC to the Federal Trade Commission.

Obama-era net neutrality rules were enacted to regulate internet service providers.

"It's now as clear as day to every American that - with the exception of three Republicans in the Senate - their Republican representatives in the Congress chose to protect special interests and the biggest corporates over middle-class families, average consumers, entrepreneurs and anyone who relies on the free and open internet", Schumer said. State governments are also taking action with more than half of the states exploring their own Net Neutrality legislation. "In 2015, the FCC stripped the FTC-the nation's premier consumer protection agency- of its authority over internet service providers".

A group representing major cable companies and TV networks said Monday that "despite a new round of outlandish claims and doomsday predictions from groups dedicated to stoking political controversy, consumers will be able to see for themselves that their internet service will keep working as always has and will keep getting better". Several states including NY and Washington, have passed regulations that impose net neutrality on a local level.

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