Net Neutrality Repeal A Victory for ISP’s

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The net neutrality rules were passed in 2015 during the Obama administration. They rules regulate the internet as a utility like electricity and water. The idea was to keep the internet open and free to all as a place of international communication, learning and entertainment. By repealing the net neutrality laws, ISP’s will have the power to charge you access to internet sites. For instance you may have to pay to get your email or visit Facebook. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet. “Working with my colleagues, I look forward to returning to the light-touch, market-based framework that unleashed the digital revolution and benefited consumers here and around the world.” Critics of the plan says it defies the will of millions of Americans and a statement from the Internet Association, which represents companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook said, “Consumers have little choice in their ISP, and service providers should not be allowed to use this gatekeeper position at the point of connection to discriminate against websites and apps.” In the end if the proposed rule changes go into effect, it will change how most Americans experience the Internet.

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