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an independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite

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In either case, it was unclear what legal teeth the FCC rulings had, until 2007, when Comcast indirectly challenged the FCC's net neutrality rules by throwing roadblocks into the workings of BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file-sharing service.
Net neutrality is the bedrock of a fair, fast, and open internet.
The governing body enforced the three brightline rules of net neutrality, which prohibited internet service providers from blocking content, slowing or throttling connections and offering favorable service to those who pay more.
The post Will the end of net neutrality be a security nightmare?
Claiming that "net neutrality ensures that telecom providers don't discriminate in providing Internet service to consumers by price or content, " the article attempts to make the case that the vote to end net neutrality was a vote for decimating the Internet by allowing those evil telecom giants to operate without government regulation.
And then last month, and in the face of opposition from IT experts and the general public alike, Pai and the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality Laws.
Through the net neutrality provisions, internet service providers were barred from blocking, slowing, or giving preferential treatment to particular sites and services.
Pai said rolling back net neutrality was "restoring the light-touch framework that has governed the internet for most of its existence.
Net neutrality is the principle that internet providers treat all web traffic equally, and its pretty much how the internet has worked since its creation.
They argued that the arrangement violated the net neutrality rules in the European Union, which require internet providers to offer equal access to all web content.
14 on whether to reverse the net neutrality rule - a step that could raise internet costs to prohibitive levels for small businesses like PDQ Resharpening.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): The Broadband India Forum (BIF) on Wednesday welcomed the recently released recommendations by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Net Neutrality, emphasizing that the organization supports open internet.
Back in 2014, a group of Redditors started debating net neutrality in India after Airtel announced it would charge extra for Voice Over IP (VoIP) services like Skype.
The idea of net neutrality is simple: Internet service providers such as Comcast and AT&T should treat all web sites offering legal content equally.
Even so, therollback of net neutrality is all but inevitable.