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Net Neutrality

Jorge Alatorre

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Firstly, net neutrality is gone. Although it may return in the near future, just maybe. Oh, forgot to tell you what net neutrality is or technically – was.

According to Wikipedia “Net neutrality is the principle that 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, or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content.”

February 26, 2015. Net neutrality was established. Established by Barrack Obama. It was good. The internet was more free for just about a little more than 2 years. Until it soon “vanished.”

Should explain how net neutrality “vanished”, huh? Well, then. It all ended when Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States

Federal Communications Commission, vowed to end net neutrality back in 2014. Although he wanted to end it long ago, he eventually got his wish, putting an end to net neutrality on December 14, 2017. In a vote for the repeal of net neutrality, the FCC had to make a choice.

Save net neutrality or end it? Their were 3 votes to repeal and 2 votes to not repeal. It was decided. Net neutrality was gone.

 

Many were outraged because of net neutrality being repealed. Their world wide-web was no longer a free one. Ajit Pai and the FCC made a big mistake repealing it, most of the U.S. were against the repeal of net
neutrality. So, they had to get ready for a lot of complaints. Forgot to mention the protests. Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.

 

Currently, 21 states have sued the FCC for the repeal of net neutrality. However, will it be enough to take back net neutrality? We will just have to wait and see.

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  1. Abelardo Aguilera on January 19th, 2018 2:37 pm

    You picked an interesting topic Jorge! It’s always great to see my past students doing awesome work for Grandview School District!

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