As Net Neutrality Ends, Activists Push Congress to Restore Obama-Era Rules

Wake-up call

Internet service providers, or ISPs, deny that they would engage in such a practice - yet consumer watchdogs worry that consumers would have little legal recourse if they did. I think the airlines can do that. Net neutrality is dead.

Broadband companies have said that they will still continue to uphold the Net Neutrality principles but some Net Neutrality supporters say that it's not enough to just trust all the companies.

Having visited many states and small-town America, he reported that many people felt they were "on the wrong side of the digital divide ..." Among other things, the net neutrality rules required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content.

"The politicians who say, "oh we support Net Neutrality" but vote against - it's a cop out".

The way we access the internet is about to change. "That agency is the Federal Communications Commission".

On May 16, the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold only a narrow majority, voted 52 to 47 to overturn the decision by the FCC - which is now composed of three Republicans and Rosenworcel. Pai's children even faced harassment over the repeal.

Washington and OR have gone farther, and passed laws that require all ISPs within their borders to offer net neutrality protections.

Happening today: Rules that prevented internet providers (like Comcast) from slowing or speeding up service to some sites (like Netflix) are no longer in effect.

Martin said broadband providers probably won't mess with existing services like Netflix, as that could alienate consumers.

"The FTC is empowered to take action against any company that engages in any anticompetitive conduct", Pai also told CBS This Morning. But without net neutrality, if your ISP is anti-LGBTQ, they could block or throttle access to Hornet.

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"They don't want to add fuel to the fire", Martin said. Frank Pallone, N.J., the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said in an interview.

Q. Is my Internet service about to slow to a crawl, like some activists claim? There was also concern that without net neutrality rules in place, broadband providers could create tiered packages similar to cable TV.

The net neutrality rule is officially ending Monday.

Hello "light-touch" regulation internet.

At the FCC, Pai said the agency is "keeping all options on the table".

And critics fear repealing them may see consumers charged extra for anything more than the most basic service. It would also increase costs for consumers, as content providers were forced to pass along fees. In response, AT&T has labored to poke holes in the government's economic analysis.

KFDX received statements from Congressmen Mac Thornberry and Jodey Arrington regarding net neutrality, provided below.

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And while net neutrality is polarizing, it is an example of a regulation that both companies and consumers agree on.

"I am one of those people that believes that".

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