Courts Reject Hearings, Citing Imminent Death of Net Neutrality

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RingPlus News Service Los Angeles, March 8th, 2017 – Even federal courts are predicting the death of net neutrality rules in the very near future. A U.S. federal commented that “…the en banc court could find itself examining, and pronouncing on, the validity of a rule that the agency had already slated for replacement” as they rejected a request to rehear arguments against net neutrality rules. Ajit Pai, Donald Trump’s new FCC Chairman who was previously an FCC commissioner appointed by Barack Obama, has laid out his plan to cut down the existing net neutrality rules, citing that the repeal would create more jobs by encourage investment in infrastructure, provide more affordable access to low income users, and more broadband provider competition. Pai’s vision could become reality after an FCC vote on May 18th. The chances of the vote swaying for net neutrality are low: Pai and Mike O’Rielly hold a 2-1 majority at the FCC. The vote would reclassify internet service providers (ISPs) from “Title II” common carriers, or utilities like telephone companies, allowing them to freely prioritize traffic as the see fit.

 

 

 

Sources:

https://www.recode.net/2017/5/1/15502346/federal-court-rehear-telecom-industry-net-neutrality-challenge-fcc-chairman-ajit-pai

http://pppfocus.com/2017/05/01/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-announces-blue-print-to-reverse-net-neutrality-rules/

https://www.fcc.gov/about/leadership/ajit-pai

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/technology/net-neutrality-fcc-vote-internet-utility.html

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/heres-comes-next-fight-save-net-neutrality/

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  • KentEKentE Moderator 168
    I might guess that higher profits are of more interest to internet providers than providing "more affordable access to low income users".  If there was an opt-in for allowing personal data mining , in exchange for reduced cost service, I'd find that statement more believable.
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