Is it really over for net neutrality repeal?
In the past few months, FCC has been creating a huge buzz when the agency decided to make a huge change that has shaken the online community.
As FCC’s net neutrality repeal became effective on April 23, 2018, more states like Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon, and California, started finding a way to keep net neutrality preserved in their area.
The U.S. Senate started finding ways to save the people’s online freedom from FCC’s net neutrality decision.
More people expressed their disagreement on the effectivity of net neutrality repeal. Advocates, like Decenternet—an alternative P2P permanent hyperspeed neutral decentralized internet infrastructure platform solution that supports and promotes net neutrality, started creating solutions to help the people, including the future generations, escape the nightmare of FCC’s net neutrality repeal.
What Do People Think About Net Neutrality?
According to Gregory Rosston, the director of Stanford University’s Public Policy Program, with or without net neutrality, the internet will continue to strive.
Rosston revealed that people have a different understanding about net neutrality. Some people thought of net neutrality repeal as a hindrance to innovation and will contradict the idea of freedom, but Rosston believes differently.
While people think of net neutrality as a big issue, Rosston believes that it is not as big a deal as what people thought about it. He said that net neutrality doesn’t guarantee a free, fair, and open internet. Even with net neutrality, blocking unwanted content and prioritizing high-value services could still exist.
Meanwhile, according to the survey conducted by University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation and Voice of the People— a nonpartisan polling organization, 83% of Americans do not support FCC’s net neutrality repeal while 16% approved.
Way back in the December of 2015, Netflix expressed their disappointment about FCC’s decision in proposing net neutrality repeal through this tweet:
This isn't only about Netflix. Without #NetNeutrality, we would never have been able to grow into the business we have today. There's a whole future of startups that deserve that chance.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 14, 2017
How about you? What do you think about net neutrality repeal?