What Killing Net Neutrality Means For a Citizen in the US

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We must talk to our representatives and try to make a change before it's too late.

Others argue creating clear and effective rules surrounding net neutrality would be hard and given how complex the internet is and how quickly it changes - regulations would become obsolete just as quickly as they are established. It is projected that only big businesses could afford this premium service while most families and individuals would not be able to afford premium service. Ending net neutrality could allow ISPs to intentionally slow down or block certain websites, giving priority and faster speeds to content providers who pay for it. They could also charge extra to use certain apps or websites.

In response to the 28 Democratic senators who urged the agency on Monday to postpone the vote, the FCC said in a statement to Ars Technica that it was "just evidence that supporters of heavy-handed Internet regulations are becoming more desperate by the day as their effort to defeat Chairman [Ajit] Pai's plan to restore Internet freedom has stalled". Eshoo called GOP support for such bills a "ruse" created to strip regulators of any power over the internet.

For example, Verizon can't slow down Google for its customers in order to make it more convenient for Verizon customers to use the Yahoo search engine, which it owns. AT&T did not allow internet calling services like Skype on its cellular network for iPhone users until 2009.

As for charging extra for certain content, low-priced mobile carrier MetroPCS had just YouTube video on its network for its cheapest plan in 2011. Many people only have one option to access the internet.

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Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took aim at his successor's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules today, saying that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is selling out consumers and entrepreneurs at the behest of major Internet service providers. By law, the FTC can't take action against a common carrier - a provider of essential services such as landline or mobile voice service. A survey carried out by Mozilla and Ipsos revealed that 76 percent of Americans support net neutrality.

Network neutrality is the idea that internet providers (ISPs), like Comcast, and wireless providers, Verizon/AT&T/Sprint etc., should treat all internet traffic equally.

The appeals court reheard this case in September, setting aside the earlier ruling, and a decision is pending.

"I think what's going to happen is the FCC will go ahead and eliminate Net Neutrality and we will be in this different world", said Hricik. Fake comments were submitted both in support of and opposition to the FCC's proposed ruling, findings that echoed other studies.

In 2015, Pai said that the FCC gained a "mandate to review business models and upend pricing plans that benefit consumers".

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