Consumers’ Wail: FCC’S Recent Vote On Net Neutrality In US, A Major Win For Telecom Regulators


If you’re seeing this on the Internet, then you’re around to see some variations: The Federal Communications Commission voted to abandon rules intended to bind giant Internet providers from loitering or blocking users’ admittance to localities.

The progress is a big win for Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, who will momentarily be able to prioritize their own content over bidding for websites as longspun as they uncover it to users.

Does that sound not too transcendent to you? You can then go and kiss FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a lawyer who once operated for Verizon, was appointed to the commission by Barack Obama and then designated as its chairman by President Trump.

But champions of net neutrality look to fight the FCC’s choice in Congress and the courts.

Net neutrality rules, relinquished in 2015 under the Obama administration, had been intending to keep all of the Internet equally available for everyone.

Without them, an Internet provider can bully you to use its internet services.

Pai, the FCC head, named it a triumph for consumers, but one expert to the Consumers Union said:

Customers may face new tolls to visit certain websites. Already, net neutrality advocates in Congress will try to overturn the FCC’s measure with Congressional Review Act legislation.

But, why is important for us to note? Well, imagine AirTel decreasing its internet speed of Hotstar to make you watch AirTel Movies or Jio not let you run YouTube so that you can only use Jio Movies.

It is significant to record that the alteration is particular to the US as of now as there are no laws imposing net neutrality in India. Although TRAI guidelines for the Unified Access Service license favours net neutrality, it does not implement it.

The Information Technology Act, 2000 also does not forbid companies from stifling their service in accordance with their business concerns.

But, the attendance that world’s most developed economy has taken this conclusive step, other economies are likely to follow the fashion too if not timely interjected or pre-understood.