Sahly: Net neutrality helps small businesses, is worth saving


These "Net Neutrality" rules prevent your internet provider from slowing down your connection to specific websites or services like streaming movies.

What is the argument for network neutrality?

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC, has hit back against complaints of the repeal. The International Institute of Communications operates on a not-for-profit basis "to enable the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda".

At issue is whether the Internet should be regulated like a public utility, with equal access for all content providers. "This is a big step but given the FCC's conduct over the past eight months we remain skeptical", Schneiderman said.

And on Thursday, the Justice Department announced that a NY man had been with threatening to kill Rep. (R-N.Y.) and his family if he doesn't try to protect net neutrality.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. On Tuesday, the City Council joined elected officials across the country with a signed letter opposing the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming vote that could end the current net-neutrality laws. "Net Neutrality is essential to our democracy".

Against Me!, Bassnectar, Colin Hay, Atmosphere, the Glitch Mob and Run the Jewels' Trackstar the DJ were also among the signers of the open letter, which argued that killing net neutrality would allow "telecom giants" to monopolize internet access as well as be the arbiters of what is accessible. If the court again rules against the FTC, that could mean neither the FTC nor the FCC can oversee broadband service from many companies once the FCC's net-neutrality rules go away. "Tell me where that analogy is maybe not accurate". You know where that's wrong, senator? Fight for an open internet or the services and websites we typically use will never be the same again.

Wheeler noted that when he was FCC chairman, ISPs made lots of promises about how they would uphold net neutrality even as they urged the FCC to avoid imposing strict rules.

ADVERTISEMENTPai and his backers have also seized on some extreme cases of the net neutrality backlash. Medical services already have a fast lane available to them under the 2015 net neutrality order. So, no, the speed of your MRI does not depend on how many people are or aren't looking at porn, which is a good thing because there are a lot of them. According to Consumerist, which looked up this data: Comcast increased capital expenditures 7.5 percent to $9.1 billion, AT&T spent $22.9 billion in 2016 in capital investment, up from $20.7 billion the year before, and CenturyLink spent $2.96 billion in 2016, up from $2.86 billion in 2015.

Net neutrality is a good deal for consumers and small-business owners.