Net Neutrality decision could have negative impact

Net Neutrality decision could have negative impact

The FCC is scheduled to vote next week on a proposed rollback of those rules.

Activists from around the country are planning a national day of action at Verizon stores on Thursday in support of net neutrality.

It also helps rural Americans gain access to high speed internet. Internet service providers, such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, must treat all data on the Internet the same.

Shankland is among those who maintain the Internet should be treated as a public utility, where all content providers - from giants like Netflix and Facebook to small businesses and bloggers - should have equal access.

Net Neutrality is the regulation of the internet. They'll be able to choose whether you'll be able to use them at full speed or use them at all.


Supporters of the repeal say Net Neutrality hurts investment in internet service providers. The Internet was created out of taxpayer money and is owned by taxpayers.

FARGO-Dozens have pledged to protest outside of state Representative Kevin Cramer's office in Fargo.

The FCC is expected to vote on 14 December to scrap landmark 2015 rules approved during the Obama administration to ensure a free and open internet.

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, has been a proponent of keeping the current net-neutrality rules. It's going to allow for ISP companies to throttle your internet, so it's going to make your internet service slower on certain websites. The United States now has deregulated Net Neutrality, meaning internet service providers, or ISPs, must treat all websites equally, can not prioritize certain websites or charge consumers more to use certain websites. Protestors can look up their zip codes to find the planned events closest to them.

The protest officially begins at 5:30, and is sponsored by the Democrats of District 45.

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