— Brian Fung (@b_fung) January 16, 2018
Democrats Fight to Reverse FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback
States are pushing back on the net neutrality rollback.
Lawmakers in at least six states, including California and New York, have introduced bills that would forbid internet providers to block or slow down sites or online services. https://t.co/xyKTOrrofw
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 15, 2018
The discarding of net neutrality regulations is the most significant and controversial action by the F.C.C. under Mr. Pai. In his first 11 months as chairman, he has lifted media ownership limits, eased caps on how much broadband providers can charge business customers and cut back on a low-income broadband program that was slated to be expanded to nationwide carriers.
Thursday, the FCC will vote on the fate of net neutrality. If successful in rolling back the 2015 rules that banned internet service providers from prioritizing certain internet traffic over others, it will be the difference between a free and open online experience, and one where corporations dictate what you can see, and how fast you can see it.
The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification. The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to help.
We’re disappointed in the decision to gut #NetNeutrality protections that ushered in an unprecedented era of innovation, creativity & civic engagement. This is the beginning of a longer legal battle. Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 14, 2017
Netflix: $9.99/per movie
Google: $1.99/per search
Retweet and support #NetNeutrality if you want free internet
— Chase™🎄 🅥 (@ChaseThread) December 14, 2017