Net neutrality

Net Neutrality is gone…again.

These are the rules that were repealed

The original rules laid out a regulatory plan that addressed a rapidly changing internet. Under those regulations, broadband service was considered a utility under Title II of the Communications Act, giving the F.C.C. broad power over internet providers. The rules prohibited these practices:

  • BLOCKING Internet service providers could not discriminate against any lawful content by blocking websites or apps.

  • THROTTLING Service providers could not slow the transmission of data because of the nature of the content, as long as it was legal.

  • PAID PRIORITIZATION Service providers could not create an internet fast lane for companies and consumers who paid premiums, and a slow lane for those who didn’t.

The New York Times

It’s interesting how the media champions the government that falls in line with their narrative, and vilifies that same government when it does not.

Hypocrisy at its finest.


Also published on Medium.

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