UPDATE 12/14/2017 – Sources are reporting that after a 3-2 vote, the FCC has repealed and dismantled Net Neutrality.
Passionate speeches made by FCC commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel highlighting public interest in upholding Net Neutrality were not enough to sway the vote. FCC commissioners Michael O’Rielly, Brendan Carr, and Ajit Pai voted to end Net Neutrality, claiming that competition will protect consumers from large corporations abusing their power over the internet and its features.
Experts say that today’s FCC vote could drastically change how the internet operates, but there are opportunities for Net Neutrality to be restored through congress or in court.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at 10:30 a.m., the FCC will vote on repealing Net Neutrality.
Net Neutrality is a principal that ensures that the internet is open and accessible to all content and programs, regardless of the source. If Net Neutrality is repealed, large corporations such as Verizon and Comcast will have the potential to limit, block, and charge more for internet content and features.
The FCC’s controversial vote has sparked many Net Neutrality supporters and grass root campaigns to contact their representatives in protest to stop the FCC.
The vote begins at 10:30 a.m., watch it live here.
For previous TheBayNet.com coverage on Net Neutrality….