The Internet Association Urge FCC to Delay Net Neutrality Vote
Mike Sanders / 11 months ago
The Internet Association write letter to the FCC urging a delay in the Net Neutrality repeal vote
The FCC in America very quietly announced that it was planning to repeal the Net Neutrality regulations. They did this just before Thanksgiving. Likely in the hope that the announcement would get buried in the holiday news.
Despite their best efforts, the internet found out and largely, we’re not happy. Incidentally, if you are happy about it, I have no idea why.
As the expression goes, if you’re not worried about Net Neutrality, you should be. For a more in-depth idea of what Net Neutrality is you can read our post here.
In brief, however, the removal of Net Neutrality would butcher (literally) your internet access.
Major companies have already spoken out against the repeal of the Net Neutrality regulations. Now in a report via Reuters, The Internet Association which represents 40 of the internets biggest companies have written a letter to the FCC. In the letter, they ask the FCC to delay the vote scheduled for December 14th.
The reason? Well, it appears that a lot of the ‘public’ support for the repeal was faked.
The letter was sent directly to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. In it, the Internet Association President Michael Beckerman asked that the FCC either delay the vote or for its members to oppose it.
This is amid a number of accusations that following an FCC public consultation, a significant number of pro-repeal comments were fake. For the general public, there is absolutely no reason to support the repeal.
While this change will only affect the US, it is feared that where they lead, the world will follow.
We, therefore, urge all of our American readers to contact their local representatives to ensure that your internet experience is not butchered and sold back to you in pieces at a higher price.
The vote currently remained scheduled for December 14th. This could either be the internets independence day or the end of it.
What do you think? Are you for or against Net Neutrality? – Let us know in the comments!