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Net neutrality rollback: FCC chairman Ajit Pai responds to critics

Net neutrality rollback: FCC chairman Ajit Pai responds to critics”

At least 22 states have filed suit with the FCC over the repeal and many have passed their own net neutrality laws.

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Providers have said they won't block or throttle legal websites, but have left open the potential for charging more for transport of some data.WATCH: What is net neutrality?

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However, while Pai has focused on how the new rules require ISPs to be transparent "about their network management practices", he hasn't touched on some of the most criticized aspects of the repeal: the ability to throttle, prioritize, or block content and internet access. The rules had previously prevented internet providers from charging more for some content or from giving some [paying] websites preferential treatment. "Under that approach, the Internet was open and free", he wrote.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to members of the media after a commission meeting December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

After President Donald Trump appointed a new chairman to the FCC, the agency reversed its stance on zero rating and proceeded to kill net neutrality.

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The major issue with this tactic is that ISP customers already pay to get the whole internet at a certain speed. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, governors in six states - New Jersey, New York, Montana, Rhode Island, Vermont and Hawaii - have signed executive orders upholding net neutrality, and three - Washington, Vermont and OR - have enacted legislation that does so.

Internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast had to treat all traffic equally. Legislation in other states, like California and NY, is still proceeding and likely to be as strict as Washington's.

But supporters of net neutrality-such as big tech companies like Google and Facebook, as well as consumer groups and pioneers of the internet like World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee-say the internet as we know it may not exist without these protections.

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Some Congressional Democrats are seeking a repeal of their own, the overturning of the 2017 order that ends the 2015 rules.

"The internet is coming for net neutrality".

So net neutrality's path through Congress is an uphill battle, but some are still optimistic that net neutrality will win out in the end.

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Now that the rules are gone, Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service's Kent Portney, director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy says we will likely begin to see changes to our internet service. 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.



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