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“The FCC Won’t Let Me Be” Net Neutrality and Why You Should Be Aware of It

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You might not know what Net Neutrality is, and I don’t blame you for not knowing. But, you need to know now if you want to keep free internet. The FCC wants to end Net Neutrality. The FCC stands for “Federal Communications Commission.” Many petitions have been created to stop this from happening, but that has not been stopping this i So we need to pay attention and react to this and do something about it.

First of all, what is Net Neutrality? According to Free the Internet, Net Neutrality prohibits big internet service providers(ISP) from slowing down, speeding up, or blocking any content, apps, or websites you want to use. President Obama put it into place and it was fully final in 2015. If Net Neutrality is ended, these big companies can make your internet work worse and/or block free communication. You’d possibly have to pay for certain packages to have better internet and more access, just like with cable television. Want to go on Social Media?, Video viewing platforms?, Websites?, Buy our package.

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A reason that they’re trying to take away Net Neutrality could be because the new leader of the FCC and his goals. The new Director of the FCC is named Ajit Pai, he is quoted to say “Net Neutrality’s days are numbered” and “I want to take a weed-wacker to current FCC rules”, by CNBC.  Ajit makes it very apparent that his biggest goal is reforming FCC rules and scraping Net Neutrality.  According to the FCC’s official site, “Chairman Pai’s regulatory philosophy is informed by a few simple principles. Rules that reflect these principles will result in more innovation, more investment, better products and services, lower prices, more job creation, and faster economic growth.”.

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According to PBS News Hour, Ajit said this about Net Neutrality, “Well, I favor a free and open Internet, as I think most consumers do. My concern is with the particular regulations that the FCC adopted two years ago. They are what is called Title II regulations developed in the 1930s to regulate the Ma Bell telephone monopoly. And my concern is that, by imposing those heavy-handed economic regulations on Internet service providers big and small, we could end up disincentivizing companies from wanting to build out Internet access to a lot of parts of the country, in low-income, urban and rural areas, for example. And that, I think, is something that nobody would benefit from.”  In summary, by having Net Neutrality, it’s restrictions discourage Internet providers from spreading their companies out to more rural, urban, or low-income places in the country.

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So, please pay attention to what’s happening around you. Your favorite things and freedoms can be taken from you in an instant without you even knowing about it. The FCC plans to take away Net Neutrality, and they possibly plan to do it in December. We still have time to do something about it. So, let speak out before it’s too late.  Some sites are linked below that are trying to stop Net Neutrality from ending.  Stay informed.

 

Other Sources –

https://www.theverge.com/2017/1/23/14338522/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-donald-trump-appointment

https://themerkle.com/no-the-fcc-is-not-voting-on-net-neutrality-in-november/

https://qz.com/1114690/why-is-net-neutrality-important-look-to-portugal-and-spain-to-understand/

https://www.publicknowledge.org/issues/net-neutrality

Videos sources –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeRnDQmMf2Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q5_oV4JB10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMrue_SL4ug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQtiIazfoQM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqjMuwrJdno

Check this out –

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/fcc_net_neutrality/?source=blog.maxcdn.com

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