Internet services company Mozilla and video platform Vimeo have led a legal suit against the US FCC, against its decision to roll back net neutrality rules set by the Obama administration.
The Internet Asociation, including tech giants Google and Facebook, has sent a letter to the US Senate, urging them to turn over the net neutrality repeal set by the FCC.
Once a vocal supporter of net neutrality rules, the rising success of Netflix means that the company can continue its march without pitching for equal internet rights.
The lawsuit filed against the US FCC, that seeks to roll back net neutrality rules set under former President Barack Obama, is set to begin from today.
Internet Association members also include Airbnb, Amazon.com and several dozen online and social media companies.
Even as the US FCC recalled its net neutrality rules, analysts say that the European Union isn’t as supportive of a free internet as previously presumed.
Former communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he had denied permission to Facebook for their Free Basics programme, after the US FCC rolled back net neutrality rules.
The lack of Net Neutrality in one of the world’s most important tech markets means that an online startup might not have the same chance of succeeding as an established player
After the FCC voted out Net Neutrality in US, many States are ready to fight back the decision with lawsuits
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to end Net Neutrality, which barred Internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating or favouring websites.
The US Federal Communications Commission swept aside Net Neutrality rules barring broadband providers from favouring the internet traffic of websites willing to pay for speedier service
Attitudes toward “net neutrality,” or rules that prevent internet providers from limiting customers’ access to certain websites or slowing download speeds for specific content, are largely split along party lines in Congress.
“The Trump administration supports the FCC’s effort to roll back burdensome regulations. But as we have always done and will continue to do, we certainly support a free and fair Internet,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.
Democrats, Hollywood and companies like Google parent Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc had urged Pai, a Republican appointed by US President Donald Trump, to keep the Obama-era rules barring service providers from blocking, slowing access to or charging more for certain content.
Given the impending vote by the US Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality, here is what the issue is all about.