What is Next for Net Neutrality: Is the Battle Over?

By Novak Bozovic / December 25, 2017

The battle for Net neutrality started more than a year ago. Despite our best intentions, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) decided to dismiss a set of rules that were made in 2015. It was hard to imagine this happening, but the FCC has done the thing we’re afraid of. However, what happens now? Should you give up and adapt, or battle for the freedom of the Internet? Let’s see what is next for Net neutrality.

Net Neutrality: The Latest Developments

After December 14, when the FCC dismissed Net neutrality rules, a lot has happened. Numerous officials have condemned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s decision. More precisely, 26 senators have pledged to vote for a resolution to dismiss the latest development.

What Is Next for Net Neutrality

At the moment, the US Congress has 60 days to overrule to agency’s decision. However, it is also important to say that the Congress has the power to prevent the FCC from making similar decisions in the future. Still, there is one important obstacle. President Donald Trump will be the one who makes the final decision. He is the one who has appointed Pai to his post at the FCC and he is the one who needs to sign the final bill.

What is Next for Net Neutrality?

We all know that Democrats were against the dismissal of Net neutrality. However, some Republicans have joined during the last couple of days. In all fairness, this isn’t hard to imagine. A momentum around Net neutrality is quite strong. People are angry at the FCC and Republicans, as they understand that the new rules are limiting their freedom.

In case you didn’t know, the dismissal of Net neutrality places a lot of power into ISPs’ hands. All of the sudden, Internet Service Providers are able to control the Web. They can prioritize certain websites and slow down others. For example, they can block you from watching Netflix unless you pay a premium package that allows you to stream media from the Web. It is clear that this legislation isn’t made for common citizens. Instead, large companies are the only ones who will profit from the FCC’s decision.

What Is Next for Net Neutrality

We would also like to inform you how you can fight. It’s important to understand that all hope is still not lost. There is plenty of time to contact your representatives and say how you feel about this issue. In the article titled How You Can Fight for Net Neutrality, you can find plenty of useful resources. Make sure to read the article and take action as soon as you can.

Final Thoughts

Don’t be fooled – every Internet user is affected by Net neutrality. Even if you browse the Web and read the news and nothing else, you will feel the consequences. Therefore, stand your ground and say what you have to say. Don’t let government agencies to impose limitations and change our digital world.

Is there anything you plan on doing regarding Net neutrality? Tell us in the comments section below. In addition, feel free to share this article online and let other Internet users know that the battle isn’t over yet.

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