As of Monday, the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections will take effect. Those rules required online service providers to treat all internet traffic the same without slowing or blocking content from competing providers. The chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai says, "Everybody in the internet economy is better off with a market-based approach".
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As of late May, 29 state legislatures had introduced bills meant to ensure net neutrality, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The rule stipulates that every ISP must clearly disclose their practices to consumers and that the Federal Trade Commission will regulate any ISP that imposes unfair or deceptive practices. It may also make it harder for the next generation of online services to compete if they have to pay up to be placed in a so-called internet fast lane. Now the vote goes the House, which has until the end of the year to bring to a vote. If House net neutrality supporters can get those last votes, which is unlikely, the decision would still need to be signed by President Trump who is expected to veto it if it ever came to that. "And in the medium- to long-term, I think we're going to see more investment in high-speed networks, particularly in rural areas that are hard to serve".
"Today, the Trump Administration has set into motion the destruction of the free and open Internet", she claimed.
"Now, on June 11, these unnecessary and harmful internet regulations will be repealed and the bipartisan, light-touch approach that served the online world well for almost 20 years will be restored", said Pai, per a CNN report. "But then in 2015, the FCC chose a different course". But other tech companies and many content providers support a neutral internet. Others, including the governors of Montana and NY, used executive orders to force net neutrality. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, governors in six states - New Jersey, New York, Montana, Rhode Island, Vermont and Hawaii - have signed executive orders upholding net neutrality, and three - Washington, Vermont and OR - have enacted legislation that does so.
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