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Net Neutrality Revives Again

Net Neutrality Revives Again

The net neutrality rules classify high speed Internet as a public utility. The goal is to insure open and equal Internet for all content. To understand in simple words the net neutrality means; when you download content from any website, it downloads in packets of data. For instance you download a movie from Netflix but before you can download it, it has to go through a sorting facility, which are Internet Service Providers in this case. Now net neutrality actually means that all the content has to be delivered on the same rate. The Broadband providers want to keep control over the delivery net neutrality rules says that high speed Internet should be accessible to all Americans


The original rules went into effect in 2015 and laid out a regulatory plan that addressed a rapidly changing Internet. Under those regulations, broadband service was considered a utility under Title II of the Communications Act, giving the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) broad power over Internet providers. The rules prohibited the following practices:


BLOCKING Internet service providers could not discriminate against any lawful content by blocking websites or apps.


THROTTLING Service providers could not slow the transmission of data based on the nature of the content, as long as it is legal.


PAID PRIORITIZATION Service providers could not create an Internet fast lane for companies and consumers who pay premiums, and a slow lane for those who don’t.


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