Senate Authorizes Vermont Net Neutrality Bill

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Vermont Net Neutrality Bill

Ready or not, the repeal of open internet cannot be delayed. It has started, and just in time, the Senate has passed Vermont net neutrality bill.

The attorney general of the state will play a big part regarding the measure’s passage. He will ascertain if ISPs adhere to the net neutrality principles. This is under the revised proposed act endorsed by the legislative body.

The Vermont net neutrality bill or S 289 will likewise require the Attorney General to disclose the information on a website. It suggests for a collaborative analysis by the office and the Department of Public Service. This is to figure out if the state needs to put the rules in place for ISPs in the future.

The legalization of the Vermont net neutrality bill records both the lawmakers and state officials to tackle open internet in the state. In February, Gov. Phil Scott issued an executive order and is now in effect. ISPs that function in the state should conform with the open internet rules.

Several other states are pursuing their own net neutrality bills. These activities indicate that net neutrality could become a controversy. This could happen in the mid-term elections or during the 2020 campaign. Politicians are hoping to call upon the issue.

The Voice of the People (a non-partisan group) released a survey on Wednesday. Based on the poll, 86% of the 997 registered voters in March support net neutrality. The Program for Public Consultation surveyed at the University of Maryland.

Since net neutrality has been rolled back, many consumers are left unprotected. They can’t do anything but to pay higher fees to access content and avoid slow connections. The Vermont net neutrality bill is just in time to be passed.

At Decenternet, internet users need not pay costly charges. In fact, they are the ones compensated for using the service through the Spyce mining activity. There is no blocking or delaying of contents. Users will have unlimited access to the decentralized and centralized web.


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