Today, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m., the FCC will end the Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations which allowed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to throttle and even block websites.
So how will the repeal of Net Neutrality affect you?
The following is a list that explains why the repeal of Net Neutrality is a good thing:
1.Your personal information is safe
The repeal of Net Neutrality means ISPs can no longer sell your personal information because FTC consumer privacy protection regulations won't allow it.
2. No throttling or blocking content
Remember when Cloudflare banned a neo-Nazi website after it organized the White nationalist rally in Charlottesville this year? The repeal of Net Neutrality will prevent such censorship that threatens freedom of speech.
3. Forces ISPs to be more transparent
The FTC’s unfair-and-deceptive-practices authority “prohibits companies from selling consumers one product or service but providing them something different." The FTC also requires ISPs to disclose blocking, throttling, or other deceptive practices that would mislead the customer.
4. No more censoring Netflix or movie streaming customers
The end of Net Neutrality means ISPs such as Comcast and AT&T can no longer throttle (slow down) your data, making streaming Netflix nearly impossible unless you pay for a more expensive data plan.
5. Improves quality of Internet infrastructure
Unless you are a big ISP such as Comcast, your telecom company is probably limited by antiquated technology because the fiber optic digging applications keep getting delayed by local and state bureaucrats. Today's repeal of Net Neutrality means more competition among Internet service providers and faster Internet speeds for customers (that means YOU).
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