F.C.C. on Net Neutrality: Giving Crown to Telecom Companies
Internet, an invention keeping people together and entertained. A resource of everything like media, books, clothes etc. But when someone try to take it away from people, it sure is going to be disastrous. The only solution for this was Internet Freedom. Net neutrality was once introduced in 2014 for US by President Obama. At that time Mr. Trump was against it and still is. Trump have appointed Ajit Pai as the chairmen of F.C.C. So as Mr. Pai made proposal against Net Neutrality his 2 fallow republicans voted in support. This give his repeal priority against democrat member. Before starting discussion on that let new people know what Internet Freedom is?
What is Net Neutrality?
Let’s take Internet as the water. What happen when you request even cleaner water to your water service provider? They will have to provide it to you because you are paying for their service. Also this service is providing clean water to you so they have to satisfy you. This is called neutrality. But if your service provider request extra charge for more clean water then it means you have lost freedom.
Net Neutrality works the same. It want big telecom tycoons to make cost of the internet services to a good average. This will help in making internet access possible for everyone. It want company to discuss their cost offer with customer on how and why they are charging this much. This will build transparency between customer and telecoms.
What is served by F.C.C.?
Since Mr. Pai made announcement of this repeal he got more than popular. There are 22 million comments those came in respond to his repeal. Most of them are in opposing his decision on this. So what are the things he is selling to people in this repeal?
As per F.C.C. outline on this board, they are opposing previous rules made by the Obama Administration. These rule were made on internet speed and usage. Every website and internet content will be available to everyone without making extra charges. Internet Provider can’t reduce delivery rate of websites. No extra charge will be there for high quality streaming and extra charges. But plan being brought by F.C.C on Dec. 15 is opposing all these.
Company Reacting to F.C.C. Plans
This decision is making Telecom Tycoons happy. But the Silicon Valley is not happy with them. “This action will return broadband in the U.S. to a regulatory regime that emphasizes private investment and innovation over lumbering government intervention,” is statement of Joan Marsh, a VC of AT&T.
Where telecom companies are happy because it will earn big money to them, online giants are not happy with it. They are saying that if this repeal apply only Big Companies will be able to afford internet. Any small start-ups will not be able to grow big. This will create bias policy for new and old companies. Entertainment giant like NETFLIX will not be able to deliver good service to user. Because NETFLIX’s service depends on high speed internet. Online companies are standing with Net neutrality where telecom giants are against it.
“We are disappointed that the proposal announced today by the F.C.C. fails to maintain the strong net neutrality protections that will ensure the internet remains open for everyone,” Erin Egan, a vice president at Facebook. Also he, “We will work with all stakeholders committed to this principle.”
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