FCC Plans to Bring Back Net Neutrality; Cable Companies Disagree

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is getting ready to bring back net neutrality rules.

This could undo the changes made in 2017 when these rules were taken away.

Cable companies are not happy about this.

What is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality means that all internet providers must treat all online traffic the same way.

They can’t block, slow down, or give special treatment to any websites or services.

Cable Companies’ Worries

ACA Connects, a group for smaller cable companies, worries that these rules will stop them from innovating and make things harder and more expensive for them.

They think following these rules will be a big challenge.

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), which represents bigger cable companies, strongly disagrees with bringing back net neutrality.

They say it’s not needed and will make it harder to invest in improving internet access, especially in rural areas.

The NCTA plans to take legal action against this.

History Repeats

Net neutrality rules were first set in 2015 but were removed in 2017.

Supporters of net neutrality say it keeps the internet free and open. Opponents argue it brings too many rules.

The new FCC proposal looks a lot like the 2015 rules, so another legal fight seems likely.

What Happens Next

The FCC will vote on bringing back net neutrality on April 25th, 2024.

This decision will greatly affect how people in America use the internet.

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na77
na77
1 month ago

Finally…..glad that FCC is taking this seriously. My internet bills are high enough; I don’t want to pay for certain websites to get faster speeds

AK775
AK775
1 month ago

i think, it’s good for Small businesses and independent creators. not for us, because, no one care about us. Even the government

Last edited 1 month ago by AK775
Niouni killash
Niouni killash
1 month ago

Yep, internet shouldn’t be controlled by a handful of companies

David Remorka
David Remorka
1 month ago

FCC doesn’t understand how this works. Smaller providers will be hurt the most by this, and that means worse service for customers.

Last edited 1 month ago by David Remorka
niha akor34
niha akor34
Reply to  David Remorka
1 month ago

Right. If these smaller providers struggle under the new rules, it could create monopolies where we have fewer choices and potentially worse service in the long run

nily 23
nily 23
Reply to  David Remorka
1 month ago

Actually, they doesn’t care about this.