Last December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to overturn rules which prevented broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast from blocking web content in exchange for additional fees. However, last month there was a significant success for those in favor of Net Neutrality.
In May, the Senate voted to save Net Neutrality rules that ensure unobstructed internet access. The Senate passed a resolution in a 52-47 vote to overturn the FCC decision to dismantle Net Neutrality rules. This was a major moment for proponents of Net Neutrality, but it’s only the beginning of a long journey. The fate of the resolution remains unknown as it heads to the House for another vote.
Net Neutrality remains a heated topic. While some believe repealing Net Neutrality will encourage competition and benefit consumers, others are worried it undermines and threatens the foundation of the Internet.
It will be important to watch what happens next with Net Neutrality and how it may affect internet usage for individuals and businesses. Whatever happens, you can trust that Infostructure will stay net neutral and allow our customers access to all content and applications regardless of the source.