FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules – Will Your Bill Go Up Now?
This was predicted! The Federal Communication Commission overturned a 2 years old set of rules that were passed during the Obama administration period. This, as stated, is for the protection of consumers – against bad behavior from their internet service providers, overriding protests from internet companies and consumer groups.
FCC’s action is being seen as a success for the cable and telecom companies!
The current rule, which prevented ISPs from blocking the throttling content, came into effect in 2015.
As for the concern of users, whether their internet provider would be the reason if Stranger Things would stream smoothly, here’s what this should mean:
These regulations, as passed by the Republican’s 3-2 vote, needed stronger companies like Comcast and Verizon to confirm if they block websites or give priority to their own content. Which has been confirmed!
So, the burden as for now is completely on public’s shoulder. They have to flag for signs if any of the internet gatekeepers are to play favorites, by reporting to the Federal Trade Commission. (And unless this is reported – everything stays the same).
The good news, however, is that: major cable and internet providers are saying they won’t slow down any kind of legal content.
Nevertheless, the change does allow internet service providers to charge more, especially the big broadband users of Youtube or Netflix.
The answer, for the question, if your internet bill will go up or end, is simply this:
“Today’s action does not mark the ‘end of the Internet as we know it;’ rather it heralds in a new era of light regulation that will benefit consumers,” Pai said.
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