Net Neutrality

In 2015, under the Obama Administration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a law known as Net Neutrality which prohibits the internet providers from slowing or speeding up the internet for their users. Also, blocking content is prohibited and applications and websites are easy to use. Less than two years later, under the Trump Administration, FCC Committee Chair Ajit Pai proposed a plan to repeal the Net Neutrality law passed earlier. This means that internet providers have the will to speed up or slow down the speed of the internet; they also have the ability to block certain sites and block content for their users. Provider companies also have the ability to raise prices for content at their own will, which in turn means that internet rates are likely to rise because companies have the ability to force customers to pay more so that the providers can make a profit. By contacting our representatives and demanding changes made to the proposal, Congress will feel obligated to repeal or else Congress members will be on the verge from losing their seats during reelection races.