Net neutrality: The Federal Communications Commission (or FCC from the Federal Communications Commission) has voted to end the protection of Internet neutrality, protected by a Obama bill.
Votes were expected, as the FCC is being controlled by Republicans who have always wanted to end the neutrality of the internet (Net neutrality).
Thus, Title II was officially terminated, which gives control of the Internet to service providers such as the American companies Comcast, Time Warner and AT&T.
The vote in question did not end without tense moments.
At one point, the space had to leave as the bomb threat was. Authorities told reporters to leave their equipment (cameras, laptops and mobile phones) and go out. After checking the voting space, they were able to return to continue the process with the predictable results.
The president of the FCC, Help Pai, believes that the lifting of government regulation opens the internet for increased investment, fueling innovation by telecoms companies.
These companies, however, have long been accused of doing the opposite. From repressive charges for subwoofers and cable kits, to pricing systems designed to collect every possible amount from the consumers they serve.
ISPs have not exactly the reputation of offering the kind of innovation Pai hopes for.
In addition, ending Net neutrality opens the door to a variety of scenarios:
staggered prices to remove from the internet those who do not want to pay for unlimited packages (if any),
better addressing a website or service over another (see sachets, or
shady deals cut off smaller businesses).
But let's say there may still be hope as the decision could be turned over to the federal court or Congress.
At present, however, ISPs have taken over the castle keys and are responsible for the Internet.