Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Net neutrality rule ends Monday

Net neutrality rule ends Monday

The objective of the net neutrality rules has been primarily to stop discrimination from internet service providers (ISPs) against both large and small websites based on the type of content they serve.

Will my access to Netflix or other sites slow down?

However, it's possible that access could slow anyway.

"They will have the right to discriminate and favor the internet traffic of those companies with whom they have pay-for-play arrangements and the right to consign all others to a slow and bumpy road", Rosenworcel said. The slowdown was only fixed after Netflix agreed to pay for the upgrades.

Political analyst Gary Nordlinger says these new rules could affect the way internet providers do business.

For now, no. But that could change in the future.

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Some big ISPs have said they have no plans to throttle internet traffic. This rule also bans ISPs from prioritizing content and services of their affiliates. "And that's what the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order will deliver", he writes in a new op-ed. "And in the medium- to long-term, I think we're going to see more investment in high-speed networks, particularly in rural areas that are hard to serve. Ever", Bob Quinn, AT&T's senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs, said in the February blog post. However, without Title II, the FCC was no longer able to regulate ISPs due to a lawsuit that Verizon brought against the FCC to revoke the 2010 basic net neutrality rules. Are you saying they want to more explicitly offer bundles that include preferred services?

How soon should I expect broadband providers to make changes?

No Blocking: broadband providers may not block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices. More than 80 percent of Americans support net neutrality, according to a University of Maryland poll released in December.

What's the logic behind the new rules, exactly? So, the broadband providers are likely to move cautiously. OR followed in Washington's footsteps in April, passing its own net neutrality law. As mentioned, net neutrality has bipartisan support amongst Americans, even if the GOP as a national organization stands against it. And a fourth provision, a "general conduct" standard, gave the FCC the ability to investigate broadband practices it believed could be problematic.

The issue of net neutrality has sparked intense debate in the USA since last April when FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump, announced that under his leadership the FCC would repeal landmark net neutrality rules created under President Obama in 2015.

Do the states have any say about this?

. Almost two dozen states and several companies have sued the government to try and preserve the rules. "Some of the politicians who've been grandstanding on this issue have been misinforming the public", the chairman said, pointing to Senate Democrats who tweeted for months that an end to net neutrality would cripple Web speeds.

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