May 19, 2024

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The principle of net neutrality has been revived in the United States

The principle of net neutrality has been revived in the United States

Abolished for six years in the United States, net neutrality finally marks its return: the American Telecommunications Authority decided on Thursday to reinstate the principle that guarantees equal access to the Internet.

Every consumer deserves fast, open and equitable internet access.

A quote from FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel

These net neutrality rules ensure that you can go where you want and do what you want online, without your provider making the choices for you.The chairman of the Federal Communications Agency (FCC) was added before the vote.

Since 2018, American telecommunications companies have the right to ask their customers to pay for access to certain websites. They can voluntarily modulate the connection speed depending on the content.

This has opened the door to Internet service providers who adapt their sites, harming competitors or companies that pay them to give their customers faster access to their service.

It may also have affected Internet users in Canada due to the fact that most of the web traffic passes through the United States. However, Canada, like most countries in the world, adheres to this principle of net neutrality. Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) was deemed sufficient to reinforce its commitment to this principle when eradicated in a neighboring country.

But now the United States is going backwards: the FCC Voted two (Republicans) to three (Democrats) to renew regulations passed under Barack Obama in 2015 on this principle of internet network neutrality.

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