Websites Push For Net Neutrality

Posted July 13, 2017

What is going on?

Major broadband providers, including AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, acknowledged the public support for Net neutrality.

But the U.S. Capitol Police did not report any "Day of Action" gathering on July 12.

This is the man who could destroy the open internet.

"All the investment we've had and all the innovation we've had has been with an open internet, with net neutrality", Sen. Or they could charge individual consumers extra cash to visit data-hungry sites like YouTube.

I also don't think ISPs shouldn't be able prioritize, block, or slow down legal data as it flows to users. So his company is joining the fight, to protect your right to surf freely. Without net neutrality rules, the internet would be decidedly worse.

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. The leaders spoke out in protest against the Trump administration's proposal to reverse net neutrality, a foundational principle of the internet that prohibits internet service providers from giving one website or online service preference or priority over another.

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has a reputation as a nice guy who remembers co-workers' birthdays and their children's names.

The 2015 regulation is the only set of net-neutrality rules that courts have upheld.

The Day of Action fell on the 96th anniversary of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin's release of the Report on the Tactics of the Revolutionary Communist Party.

The Day of Action is a protest that anyone can participate in.

Today, numerous tech companies are participating in a day of action in support of net neutrality, but some might be wondering what the objective behind net neutrality is. A large majority of Americans of all political persuasions support net neutrality, and their voices were heard loud and clear.

Twitter expressed support for the existing rules, encouraging users to protest while promoting the hashtag #NetNeutrality.

In other words, Cohen does not believe that deregulating internet will necessarily lead to a manipulation of content from internet providers or otherwise be at odds with net neutrality.

The effort is led by numerous grassroots groups behind the largest online protests in history including the SOPA blackout and the Internet Slowdown. Traditional media like television and print will inevitably cover the various ways that major companies voiced their concerns.

The public will have until mid-August to send comments to the FCC before the final vote.

Mark Wigfield, an FCC spokesman, declined to comment on the protests.

Net neutrality is essential to ensuring the survival of the next wave of innovative startup companies, said Michal Rosenn, general counsel at Brooklyn-based Kickstarter.

Amazon's protest is a more hidden than some others.

Critics of the potential forthcoming legislation have been outspoken.

Pai's views echo those of the big broadband companies. Even Palantir has signed on. Ending Net Neutrality is a gift to the government's lobbyists and a blatant attempt to silence Trump's opposition. In his assessment, Netflix had outgrown that battle. I pay to access the content of my choosing, not to have Verizon or any other company decide what I should read or watch and at what speed. There's little evidence to support the idea that Title II restrictions are responsible for the lack of competition in the marketplace. Preserving net neutrality should not be a partisan issue, but an effort embraced by everyone since it gives everyone an even playing field online, Gamiño said. "Learn more" ad on its site.