Net Neutrality Set To End June 11th

The FCC will be repealing net neutrality protections on June 11th. Obama-era net neutrality rules prevented Internet providers from altering access to specific online services, and was voted to be repealed in December.

Senate Democrats are fighting back, pushing a bill to overturn the decision as soon as next week. More than 20 states have filed lawsuits to stop the repeal, and several are asking their own legislation to enforce net neutrality principles within state lines. Experts say it's illegal for states to create their own Internet policies, and telecommunication companies will likely sue if they try to implement their own protections.

"The Internet wasn't broken in 2015, when the prior FCC buckled to political pressure and imposed heavy-handed Title II rules on the Internet economy," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says in a  statement. "Now, on June 11, these unnecessary and harmful Internet regulations will be repealed and the bipartisan, light-touch approach  that served the online world well for nearly 20 years will be restored."



Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of  communication.[4]  For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific  websites and online content. This is sometimes enforced through  government mandate.

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