Net Neutrality At Risk – Again

republicans one step closer to hindering access to the internet

“The warning bell for net neutrality rang Monday when President Donald Trump designated Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the FCC and a net-neutrality critic, to be the agency’s new chairman,” The Chicago Tribune reports.

“Current FCC rules essentially ensure that service providers act as gateways to a free flow of information and creativity rather than gatekeepers who reward the highest bidders. But Pai could swing the balance of power away from consumers and entrepreneurs and put it in the hands of corporate behemoths such as Verizon, Amazon and Netflix who can in essence buy faster and more efficient access at the expense of their less well-financed competitors.”

“If he gets his wish, almost everyone who does business on the internet will feel an impact.”



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