The Federal Communications Commission has voted to end the Net Neutrality in the united states.So what’s called net neutrality and what does it mean.Net neutrality means the Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment.Under net neutrality, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites.You can access all websites and contents on internet as long as you have a valid internet subscription pack.
FCC – The Federal Communications Commission is responsible for regulating the internet in the united states.In 2015,FCC introduced a rule that prevents internet service provides to interfere with traffic and speed of some websites while providing faster speeds to other websites.But now the members of FCC voted to end net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2.
Ajit Pai is the new chairman of the FCC. Pai is a member of the Republican Party like President Donald Trump. He said the 3 to 2 vote ending net neutrality would stop unnecessary regulation. He added that the vote is “restoring the light-touch framework that has governed the internet for most of its existence.”
Under this new rules internet service providers will be able to control the intern.They can charge users to access any specific sites,the can also provide slower browsing speed to some websites while capping the speed of other sites.
As per the commissioner Mignon Clyburn this move means to hand the internet to a handful of multi-billion doller organizations.Mnay companies have worked hard to influence politicians to end the rule of net nutrality.While Big internet service providers in US like AT&T,Verizon say that the internet experience isn’t going to change a lot for most of the people.
According to many people it’s going to be a bad example for other countries,coming from the country that invented the internet.Before US,china also killed the open internet access.Slowing down the speed of websites,extra charge to access specific contents,blocking websites have been happening in china for years.Now US is going to follow the trend.
The Federal Communications Commission’s decisions will have a little impact on the internet users of china.But it could encourage them to continue their restrictions.In china there are different websites like youtube,whatsapp is blocked.In north korea you can access few specific sites approved by the government.Net neutrality end means the end of open access of internet.
While India there is open internet.Anyone can access any website and content at same speed without any restrictions.India is a protecter of net neutrality,last year TRAI – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ditched the offer of facebook’s free basics which claimed to provide free access for specific websites.TRAI clearly states that indian will keep the net neutrality in upcoming future.The end of net neutality in the united states won’t create any impact for internet users in india.
It’s important for other countries to stand up for free internet like india.What do you think.let us know your thoughts in the comments below.