The Internet was once considered an important public service in the United States

FCC adopts measure to treat the medium as a public service in the United States (Freepik)
FCC adopts measure to treat the medium as a public service in the United States (Freepik)

Those Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of restoring the net neutrality in USAmarking an important change in dagu regulations The measure, approved by a vote of 3 a 2 a following the partisan line, seek to reaffirm access to the internet is open and equaltreat general services as public utilities like telephone and water.

Thursday, April 25, 2024, with the challenge of the rule that has been canceled during the administration of TrumpThe agency plans to regulate broadband access under a new framework that bans ‘fast lanes’ for some websites and creates a A level playing field in access to digital content.

Net neutrality protect those internet service providers give priority to certain websites or create “expansion channels” that benefit some websites at the expense of others. This measure seeks to ensure that all internet users have equal access to digital contentprevent large-scale companies from gaining advantage over smaller ones.

Internet service providers such as Verizon and AT&T expect legal trouble under the new law (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)
Internet service providers such as Verizon and AT&T expect legal trouble under the new law (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Accordingly The Wall Street Journaladministrative procedures, according to those Title II of the Communications Actallowed to FCC affect the face of the costs considered unnecessary. Also, he gave power for the FCC to exercise greater discretion of broadband service providers, requiring them to report and respond to service disruptions, as well as expanded monitoring of security issues.

Chairman of the FCC, Jessica Rosenworcel: do you want more followers?protection net neutrality and sure that Greater regulation of internet infrastructure will allow agencies to protect private business networks against cyber threats. In this regard, it is confirmed that the new rules will affect many companies that provide internet services, including cable companies, mobile owner y satellite internet service provideras confirmed The New York Times.

The decision of FCC has produced mixed responses. On the one hand, internet service providers, such as Verizon Communications y AT&T, expecting legal problems, fearing that this will open the door to future price regulations. On the other hand, the defenders of net neutrality are sure that these rights “help prevent website discrimination and ensure fair competition”.

New FCC rules seek fair Internet use among companies big and small (Infobae photo)
New FCC rules seek fairness in Internet use between large and small companies (Illustrative image Infobae)

The antecedent of the net neutrality date back to 2015, according to the management of Barack Obamawhen FCC classifies internet services as public services and has created illegal rights. This measure was removed in 2017 under the control of Donald Trumpthen take Ajit Pai.

A decade ago, the idea of ​​these rules caused fierce opposition. Online service companies accordingly Google y Netflix Arguably in an era without the protection of net neutrality, internet service providers can promote anti-competitive practices, such as “delaying or blocking access to its services”a view supported by consumer and free speech groups.

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