It was the news that we have all been waiting for . If you have been following my posts, back in November I posted an article titled “Net Neutrality May be coming to an End and Why You Need to Be Worried.” Well Thursday, the FCC officially repealed the 2015 Obama administration mandate that gave consumers more power over their choices in regards to internet service and what you are able to do online. ISP’s (Internet service providers) can now change your internet speeds, charge higher prices for better service or limit web capabilities altogether. According to a report from the New York Post the changes will not go into full effect for several weeks, so do not expect to see any differences in internet service just yet.
The internet may never be the same again after news resurfaced last week about the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) plans to end net-neutrality rules that make the web more accessible to all. The term was created by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003. The concept created a framework for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all data across the internet the same regardless of user, platform, content, application, or method of communication. In other words net-neutrality forbids major service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T from blocking, slowing service, or charge fees for specific use on the internet.