This is shit.
Knew it was gonna happen, but…
A few things:
- The decision has already gone through. Prior to this was the time to call, but I don’t think it’d’ve made a difference as the current administration is so hellbent on reversing the laws.
- The specifics of the decision will be put to a final vote on December 14th. There’s still time to contact your representatives.
- Reversing net neutrality rules makes it insanely difficult to reinstate them in the future.
- As a bit of history, prior to 2015 the senate basically reclassified what the FCC had jurisdiction over (or maybe what ISPs were classified as, can’t remember), reduced regulations. This is why prior to the incidents leading up to net neutrality you didn’t have the exploitative actions going on, as the FCC would prevent them. Once the regulations were removed, Comcast started doing that shitty Netflix throttling, which brought a lot of the issues to light. This is what prompted Net Neutrality, restoring a fraction of the regulations to prevent cases like this.
The details of the plan will be revealed within a week, and based on a lot of Pai’s other proposals it’ll likely be pretty monopoly-friendly.
Call your representatives