The United States is to start abolishing some of the network neutrality rules on the 23rd of April. But for the time being there is no official date for the complete refusal of the law passed in 2015 that...
The United States is to start abolishing some of the network neutrality rules on the 23rd of April. But for the time being there is no official date for the complete refusal of the law passed in 2015 that prohibits regulating content at the level of providers.
The Federal Communication Commision has voted for return to to the market approach allowing telecommunications companies themselves to determine the priority traffic. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai launched the initiative to abolish neutrality and he sees this step as "restoring freedom on the Internet."
A possible return to the system allowing providers to promote certain content in commercial and other interests, provoked a negative public reaction. The protests have united ordinary users, large IT companies and industry pioneers like Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf and Stephen Wozniak.
Many Internet market players do not give up and continue to fight. Web services such as Reddit, Tumblr, Medium and GitHub have teamed up with the organizations like Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and the Free Press Action Fund for a new protest action called #OneMoreVote in order to urge the senators to vote against the cancellation of network neutrality. The action participants call on business and ordinary users to tread legislators with phone calls and emails.
They urge senators to listen to their constituents and small business, and not to the lobbyists of large providers. Evan Greer, head of Fight for the Future, believes that those politicians who vote against neutrality will be viewed by voters as enemies of the free Internet.
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