“Prioritize the best interest of the people and not of the politics or business that only seeks power and money,” do you agree?
Earlier this weekend, Republican Rep. John Curtis (UT) depicted the legendary King Arthur when he hosted a roundtable closed meeting with tech start-ups that operate a business in his serving districts. Utah tech directors accepted his invitation and participated in the discussion regarding net neutrality issues and its future in the country.
The exclusive meeting took place in Lehi and at the same time prohibited any media from attending. Local executive top dogs that represent giant companies like Facebook, CenturyLink, and Adobe to name a few arrive and voiced out their thoughts. All of those who attended agreed on a more open and more nonpartisan internet.
Rep. Curtis said, “We tried to get every position represented in the room. We had (internet service providers), edge providers and both large and small tech businesses. I felt like we had a really productive dialogue about our mutually shared objective — an open and fair internet.”
He pointed out that the wavering FCC internet rule amendments resulted to ambivalence in the commercial enterprise. Because of it, negative outcomes emerged for all caught up, starting with the internet and content provider to the daily web users.
For him, the best remedy to address net neutrality issues is a congressional resolution. One of the teething troubles that the US is currently enduring is government changes lead to changes in guiding principles and officials lash at each other. The participants in the meeting call for predictability. He noted that he is aware of the pressure behind the force to discuss the latest FCC modifications through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). But he perceives it as the partisan discord on net neutrality issues.
Meanwhile, Democrat Rep. Brian S. King is shaping a regulation that will necessitate internet service providers that operate business with the state local agencies must comply to the net neutrality principles that were in place even before FCC repealed them.
Net neutrality advocates that comprise 80% of respondents from a national poll conducted last year noted that Pai’s regulations authorize giant ISPs to pick on smaller competitions aside from giving them the opportunity to regulate the way content is delivered to internet users in the coming years.
Cable and internet providers responded and vowed not to block, throttle, or engage in paid prioritization. The Utah Cable and Telecommunications Association released their emailed statement of commitment for the residents and business sector to know.
King’s proposed measure hopes to restrict or avoid the kind of offense that transpires or might occur in areas where providers having a monopoly, duopoly, or controlled competition can heighten their profits by influencing the access that consumers can obtain. That is why a consumer protection bill is important.
If net neutrality totally disappears, the internet will become mum and maimed. It can be compared to a person with a gag in his mouth and cannot speak or shout. An open internet gives freedom to internet users to express themselves online.
The Decenternet platform perfectly understands the necessity and importance of net neutrality principles. It provides users the opportunity to access websites with no limit so they can freely communicate online as much as they want. Consumers will not experience any blocking, throttling, or discrimination of contents because all internet traffic are equally treated. That means no prioritization of contents, slow, or fast lanes.