Net neutrality in the US has been repealed — but Internet players have vowed to continue the fight for an open Internet.
Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality rules, which prohibit carriers from giving preferential treatment — or not — to certain types of content.
Internet service providers are traditionally opposed to net neutrality, which they say prevents them from investing in broadband services.
Proponents of net neutrality believe it helps to prevent ISPs from blocking, slowing or censoring content. They say it also opens the door for ISPs to charge fees for priority traffic, and degrade content that doesn’t carry a premium fee.
Content providers like Facebook and Twitter have condemned the repeal of net neutrality, calling for an open Internet and vowing to speak out against the move.