Internet neutrality – rarely referred to in its full form; rather, it’s shortened to net neutrality in most news sources – is the dedication of Internet service providers offering identical amounts of bandwidth – Internet speed – to all their customers, including both business users and consumer households or individuals.
As businesses, Internet service providers aren’t in favor of net neutrality. Then why would any ISP agree to offer free and equal delegations of bandwidth to each and every customer – in other words, act with ethics and a strong standard of fairness – throughout the United States of America?
Here’s the answer: because the Federal Communications Commission requires such behavior from Internet service providers offering services in the United States of America.
Ever since the Internet was invented by Tim Berners-Lee and company in the late 1980s, net neutrality has always been required in the United States, such a requirement manifesting itself in American standards of law in one form or another.
Two years ago, now-former President Barack Obama played an instrumental part in writing Internet neutrality into American governmental rulebooks, it becoming part of the Communications Act of 1934, which requires phone, television, radio – even telegraph servicers, if that’s even a thing in today’s world – and any other type of communication providers to offer such services at a reasonable price, in a fair capacity, such that it’s available to all citizens of the United States.
Unfortunately for everyone living in the United States, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai sought the repeal of net neutrality laws just a few months ago. As a requirement of making major changes to laws that would likely be of interest to consumers, the FCC held a public comment forum in which any and every American citizen was free to leave their opinions on the FCC’s website.
Thousands of people who had already passed away had “commented” on the forum, suggesting the presence of fraud. Bots had also been designed to comment, both of the above were largely in favor of repealing net neutrality – just like Ajit Pai.
Internet users around the nation have expressed their dismay with the potential repeal of such laws.
Ajit Pai asserted that Twitter was politically biased, opposing the net neutrality repeal. Pai shared that Twitter had blocked a conservative congresswoman’s video opposing abortion, claiming evidence of Twitter’s so-called “double-standard” political views.
Twitter responded to the false claim, indicating that the ad was never blocked and was available at all times. Ajit Pai is really making a good name for himself, isn’t he?