"Net neutrality under attack"
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Net neutrality under attack
The FCC is got a plan to kill net neutrality, Ajit Pai the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled his plan that will get rid of net neutrality regulations.
A draft with the proposal which is entitled Restoring Internet Freedom Order was circulated to it's fellow commissioners.
Pai release a statement about the proposal and said, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet.
Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices.
The proposal also would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to police the Internet.
The Restoring Internet Freedom Order would gut net neutrality regulations passed in 2015.
Back then, the FCC headed by Tom Wheeler, installed regulations that will prevent broadband and wireless providers from blocking or slowing online content.
That means that data is data.
Whether you are watching a movie on Netflix Or visiting Facebook or streaming music, all data is treated the same by your ISP.
There will be no paid fast lanes for certain data, that could all change.
The FCC will hold a vote on Pai's plan on December 14.
Pai says the full proposal will be publicly released more than three weeks before the vote.
Pai's proposal is expected to pass since three of the five seats on the commission are controlled by the Republican party.
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I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll see you online.
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