Net Neutrality Update

The FCC ordered net neutrality to end on April 23, allowing ISPs to block, slow down, or charge more for certain content as they see fit. 

The Federal Communications Commission said in the Federal Register that it considers its decision a return “to the light-touch regulatory scheme that enabled the internet to develop and thrive for nearly two decades.

Some state lawmakers have argued that they have an obligation to protect consumers with net neutrality rules, and that local governments can approve or deny requests by telecommunications providers to operate in their states. At least 17 states have introduced net neutrality legislation, and more are expected soon. For more information visit District Dispatch