The repeal of "net neutrality" took effect six months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to undo the rules, which had barred broadband and cellphone companies from favoring their own services and discriminating against rivals such as Netflix.
The FCC changes were passed last December, shepherded by Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who says the new lighter-touch rules are more market-friendly than the "utility-style regulation" in the Obama-era.
A spokeswoman for the FCC previously directed CNNMoney to a section of the final order for net neutrality, in which the FCC asserts authority to prevent states from pursuing laws inconsistent with the net neutrality repeal. Continue reading to find out what changes today and what lies ahead for the charged issue. It corresponds closely to the previous federal rule, barring ISPs from blocking or throttling the bandwidth on any legal content, service, app, or device, subject to reasonable network management. Also, the Senate voted to save net neutrality, though that effort isn't likely to become law. "Consumers want an open Internet".
In the absence of a firm ban on these actions, providers will be required to publicly disclose any instance of blocking, throttling or paid prioritization.
But only time will tell if the latest decision will lead to the slow death of the open internet as we know it - or whether the predictions have been too drastic.
Net neutrality is officially a thing of the past - but not in Washington state.
Under the rules, internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast had to treat all traffic equally. "They are not concerned that internet service providers are going to block access to lawful content", he said.
Pai calls the FTC the "nation's premier consumer protection agency".
"Our goal is simple: better, faster, cheaper internet access for American consumers who are in control of their own online experience", Pai concludes, a sentence that's wrong on several different levels.
What's the logic behind the new rules, exactly? They can also set up "fast lanes" for preferred services - in turn, relegating everyone else to "slow lanes". Almost two dozen states and several companies have sued the government to try and preserve the rules. The repeal will also let ISPs charge websites or online services for priority access to consumers.
A group of 22 states sued the FCC over the repeal. Such a scenario could be particularly devastating for startups with ambitions of becoming the next Netflix or Hulu, as they will have a much harder time paying ISP fees to compete early on.
A group representing major cable companies and TV networks said Monday that "despite a new round of outlandish claims and doomsday predictions from groups dedicated to stoking political controversy, consumers will be able to see for themselves that their internet service will keep working as always has and will keep getting better".
Net Neutrality, a term coined by Columbia University media law professor and former NY state lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu, is a rule where all telecommunication companies must treat all data equality and may not discriminate or charge differently.
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