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FCC Restores Net Neutrality

Someone repairing a fiber optic cables that transports internet traffic throughout the world
Credit: Via Kuka Cable
Someone repairing a fiber optic cables that transports internet traffic throughout the world Credit: Via Kuka Cable

The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) voted, 3-2, last Thursday to restore net neutrality. Net neutrality, “are a national standard by which we ensure that broadband internet service is treated as an essential service. It prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, or engaging in paid prioritization of lawful content.” The policy had been originally repelled in 2017. California passed a net neutrality law after the repealing of the law.

In other words, a company who manages fiber optic cables, cannot manipulate the speed of broadcasting in favor of another online company who pays a premium. For instance, Verizon (ISP) could not have a paid agreement with Hulu that will slow down the broadband for a competitor, Netflix. Also, broadband would be categorized as a Title II telecommunications services. Which treats the internet closer to other essential resources like electricity or water.

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