Net neutrality rules are dead, but fight lives on

Net Neutrality Officially Expired. Now States Are Passing Their Own Laws

What's more, internet advocates have always been concerned that if broadband providers are able to create so-called fast lanes to particular sites and services, they will in effect slow down traffic to all other locations on the internet. To commemorate the occasion, FCC chairman Ajit Pai - the man mainly responsible for the repeal of Net Neutrality - penned an op-ed piece for CNET in which he champions the dissolution of internet regulations. That order has now gone into effect, which means the net neutrality rules have been canceled.

Of course as he's done all along, FCC boss Ajit Pai is trying to paint a decidedly different picture of what the repeal actually does. These new rules are going to affect the way internet providers do business, but how noticeable will the changes be to consumers?

In practice, individuals will likely end up paying for better service, and companies and websites will pay for their content to load more quickly. "Democrats are fighting in the courts and in the Congress to protect Americans' interests and restore these vital protections, and we will continue to demand a vote on Congressman Mike Doyle's resolution to force a vote to restore net neutrality". We still don't and won't block, throttle or discriminate against lawful content.

Washington and OR have gone farther, and passed laws that require all ISPs within their borders to offer net neutrality protections.

"The internet should be an open platform where you are free to go where you want, and say and do what you want, without having to ask anyone's permission", Pai said. But other tech companies and many content providers support a neutral internet. The rollback took effect officially on Monday.

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While the now-defunct net neutrality rules didn't specifically address interchange disputes, they did give the FCC broad latitude to oversee the "general conduct" of broadband providers to determine if the companies were being anticompetitive or interfering with customers' ability to access internet sites and services.

Pai's primary defense of the FCC's new lax rules on ISPs is the "transparency rule", which requires ISPs to notify consumers of any policies that violate previous Net Neutrality guidelines.

However, Pai makes no mention of this fact: about three-quarters of the country's developed census blocks lack any high-speed broadband choice. Critics of the repeal, passed in December, claim that these regulations were necessary to prevent abuse to consumers by big internet service providers such as as Comcast and Verizon.

Washington and OR now have their own net neutrality laws, and a bill is pending in California's legislature. The FTC could also file lawsuits against ISPs to stop anti-competitive practices. At least 29 states have introduced more than 65 bills aimed at protecting net neutrality and seven states - Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Montana, Rhode Island, Oregon and Vermont - enacted executive orders that made it illegal for state agencies to enter contracts with ISPs that don't uphold net neutrality.

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