If you visit any of the major online services like Google, Twitter, Reddit, Netflix and the likes, you'll be greeted with nearly a similar kind of message that asks users to protect the internet and defend net neutrality.
The US communications regulator FCC voted to overturn rules implemented during Barack Obama's presidency which forbade internet service providers (ISPs) from favouring certain services over others past year.
Scurato's push to make the complaints public comes as net neutrality proponents wage a Day of Action and advocates on both sides of the issue submit comments to the FCC about Pai's proposal to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order. Importantly, these regulations in the U.S. provide each and every user of the Internet a guarantee that ISPs and government regulators treat all data on the Internet the same, without discriminating against or charging differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of equipment or mode of communication (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality). The regulatory agency, run by chairman Ajit Pai, says the regulations stifle innovation and prevent broadband providers from competing with companies like Facebook and Google.
These firms have filed lawsuits challenging the FCC's authority to impose net neutrality rules, reported the Guardian. "Net neutrality, at its core, does determine what kind of content gets out there". We supported the efforts of Republican FCC Chairmen to introduce the nation's first Open Internet Principles.
Broadband companies who support Pai's plan for the Open Internet Order also took advantage of the day to make their case.
If you value a free internet, find out who your Senator and Representatives are and flood their offices with calls supporting Net Neutrality.
Net neutrality advocates argue that rolling back the rules mean websites that can not afford to pay internet providers would be slowed down and ultimately driven to irrelevance, harming a free flow of ideas and information.
If you want to do your part to protect net neutrality, visit SaveTheInternet to donate or take action today. What more users and tech companies are concerned about, though, will be the ability for some sites to pay more to stream faster than other sites. He thinks the open internet rules adopted under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, were unnecessary and harm jobs and investment. Then be sure to hit up the FCC on July 17 to offer your comments that you don't want companies such as AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and others dictating how you use the world wide web.
The Day of Action is run by lobby groups such as Demand Progress, but a host of internet connected companies are taking part - everything from Google to local ISPs, to Twitter and Amazon, and Netflix and even porn sites.
USTelecom said the delay in its court filing will give the FCC time to complete its public consultation and possibly change the rules.