Do You Agree With The FCC’s Decision To Repeal Net Neutrality? [POLL]
The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 in favor of repealing Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations. The removal of the regulations means that internet service providers (ISPs) could, in theory, charge whatever they would like for content. Here's how the New York Times described Thursday's vote and its impact:
The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.
The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content. The federal government will also no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as if it were a utility, like phone service.
The action reversed the agency’s 2015 decision, during the Obama administration, to better protect Americans as they have migrated to the internet for most communications. It will take a couple of weeks for the changes go into effect, but groups opposed to the action have already announced plans to sue the agency to restore the net neutrality regulations. Those suits could take many months to be resolved.
And here is how the Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro broke down the debate:
The basic debate over net neutrality is actually a reasonable one: is the best way to ensure a better internet for consumers to ban internet service providers (ISPs) from charging certain content providers more for their use of bandwidth than others, or is it to free ISPs to charge what they want, thereby incentivizing ISPs to compete with one another to offer different services at different prices?
Do you agree with the FCC's decision? Let us know below.