It’s disappointing to see that the F.C.C., led by Ajit Pai, has decided to serve their corporate overlords by voting 3-2 to dismantle Net Neutrality regulations instituted under the Obama administration.
There is no good argument for repealing these rules. It will not change how telecoms and ISPs invest. The telecoms themselves have said this:
“It really hasn’t affected the way we have been doing our business or will do our business,” Comcast Cable’s then-CEO Neil Smit told investors in May 2015. “And while we don’t necessarily agree with the Title II implementation, we conduct our business the same we always have.”
What’s actually happening is this: the corporate lobbying machine has overpowered the will of the people.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) December 14, 2017
Net Neutrality was not a threat to internet freedom, the repeal of net neutrality was the threat. Today is a sad day, especially for those of us who work in the internet.
Be sure to tell F.C.C Chairman Ajit Pai what you think.