The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy of net neutrality for open access to the Internet. It was a 3-2 vote. Internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, and among others can now be regulated by the Federal Government to abide by new net neutrality rules. These rules would require all legal content to be treated equally by these providers.
“The Internet is the most powerful and persuasive platform on the planet. It’s simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
With net neutrality, Internet service providers cannot favor or block certain websites. Net neutrality means open Internet and allows for small business and start-ups to advertise their services with a fair playing field.
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