Battle for Net Neutrality Renewed in Senate

by Richard D’Ambrosio

The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) “net neutrality rules,” an Obama-era regulation that many experts feel protects Internet users from discrimination and higher rates.

Net neutrality regulations required internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all web traffic equally, so that, for example, a broadband service provider could not slow down data speeds for a competitor’s streaming service, or demand that a travel agency pay higher fees for faster access to its content.

Travel agencies and digital marketing consultants are unsure what cable companies and ISPs will do now that the FCC has repealed the rules.

A panel of five FCC directors voted 3-2 to end “net neutrality” in December 2017.

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