On December 14, the FCC will vote on a proposal to repeal the Obama era net neutrality rules. Under the current rules, Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) are prevented from accepting pay to prioritize data. They also prevent ISP’s from throttling and blocking content from legal users. Chairmen of the FCC, Ajit Pai, who has opposed net neutrality in the past and supports its repeal, said in a statement reported by USA Today, “Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet.” Pai also stated, “Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate.” Due to the popularity of net neutrality, a question comes to mind: Should the FCC vote to repeal net neutrality?
In this video, MSNBC explains what net neutrality is:
Should the FCC repeal net neutrality? Is net neutrality a good thing that protects the internet from big corporation control? Or, is it a stifling set of rules that is keeping the internet from being something better?
Page 2: Arguments opposing the repeal