FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

Dec 16, 2017, 2:13:04 AM News

In a 3-2 vote, The Federal Communications Commission put an end to a two-year-old Obama-era regulation formally called 'Net Neutrality.' President Trump's  newly appointed FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai led the way towards presenting a repeal of 'Net Neutrality" Rules despite strong opposition from citizen supporters, and special interest groups, and social edge cooperations such as google, facebook, and twitter all of which  openly support 'Net Neutrality.'

Yet, despite the various decenters to the termination of net neutrality there remained an overwhelming presence of support for the repeal of (NN) especially among those who thought that the current Net Neutrality regulations did more to restrict a free and open internet previously enjoyed years prior. However, giant edge providers like Google, Facebook, and Twitter classified as content providers, therefore they are exempt from “Net Neutrality” rules, leaving them free to restrain content by censoring out all conservative and libertarian views at will, without explanation to anyone as to why the objectionable views were banned.

Federal Communication Commissioner Ajit Pai attested to the increased internet restriction and censorship under Net neutrality as he publically promoted his support to end (NN) in a Nov. 26 speech to the R institute in Washington DC. Ajit Pai is reported saying, 


“When it comes to a free and open Internet, Twitter is part of the problem,” Pai said, addressing the Internet company content provider by name for hiding behind net neutrality rules to implement an aggressive plan to censor conservatives and libertarians from the website.


“The company has a viewpoint and uses that viewpoint to discriminate,” Pai continued. “This conduct is many things but it isn’t fighting for an open Internet.”

Since then and the the vote passage for repeal, almost as if in retaliation, Twitter has allowed a startling number of Tweets containing death threats against Pai and his family to remain posted.


Yet, it seems the ultimate expressed goal of the FCC commissioner is to position the government to take a lighter role in the regulation of the internet by allowing previous internet communication standards to thrive as it once did before the implementation of Net Neutrality. 


“It is time for the Internet, once again, to be driven by engineers and entrepreneurs and consumers rather than lawyers, accountants, and bureaucrats,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in remarks before the vote.


This week Commissioner Pai put out a  video with The Daily Caller as means of assuring the public they could still do all their favorite things on the Internet without net neutrality rules. 

Published by Naomi S. Gobern

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