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As EVERYONE was signing petitions to stop the F.C.C. from repealing the Net Neutrality rules, the great fight did not work.
It has been confirmed that the Federal Communications Commissions voted to get rid of the regulations that stopped broadband providers from blocking websites, or charging a fee for content/high-quality service.
High-speed Internet will now be a thing of the past, as the federal government will no longer control that particular facet as a service.
According to the chairman of the commission, Ajit Pai, claims this will eventually “help” consumers:
“Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas.”
Here are a few reactions from TWITTER:
I’m just baffled.
Jobs. Education. Information. Communication. Cost. Progression. Innovation. The world. The little guys. All affected.
Big businesses will have more control than ever. The rich will just get bigger pockets.
Democracy is dead.#NetNeutrality
— moxi #NetNeutrality (@moxillia) December 14, 2017
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) December 14, 2017
I know a lot of you are terrified about what’s happening with #NetNeutrality right now, as am I. We have to fight. MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!
— Sasha Alsberg (@sashaalsberg) December 14, 2017