April 24, 2018
Media outlets have raised the alarm about the repeal of net neutrality, which took effect on Monday.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai initially introduced the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which repeals the Obama-era Open Internet Order net-neutrality rules. It was passed by a vote of the FCC in December.
The “internet as we know it may not exist,” CNET said on Monday as the repeal took effect.
“Net neutrality is officially dead today, but the fight to revive it lives on, ” TechCrunch declared.
The “end of the Internet as we know it,” read the main headline on CNN.com after December’s vote.
Net neutrality imposed heavy regulations on Internet-service providers, classifying them as public utilities. Critics said that the rules choked companies like popular streaming services by regulating how they present content to consumers. Those pushing for the rules argued that control of the Internet should not be left to the whims of private companies.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:07 am