The net neutrality saga continued today as well as the FCC made September 15th the final day for public opinions. It was just yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission asked for an explanation for their act of slowing down the internet for specific kind of data. According to the recent reports, the FCC has for the time being officially postponed the implementation of the new set of rules. The commission was very grumpy about the fact that the ISP’s were slowing down the internet speed for specific kind of data.
After the previous sets of rules were discarded by the Federal Court, the FCC was handed the task of laying down the new set of rules. In that regard, the commission had ordered all the major service providers to lay bare the policies under which they are slowing down the speed. The commission is of the thought that a stricter policy is needed in order to enforce the act of net neutrality.
Well, the interesting fact is that no one is actually truly aware of the extent to which the new net neutrality rules will affect the usage of Internet. The previous set of rules was discarded by the federal court in the month of January this year. Since then, the FCC has made sure that it gets all the data and statements about internet usage from the Internet Service Providers as well as the users themselves. The obvious thing is that the Internet has to be managed in such a way that it still exists as the open source of knowledge. Thus, the FCC will certainly have to consider the user remarks carefully before drafting the new set of rules for net neutrality.
A lot of people were actually expecting that the FCC would take the required amount of time in this case to finalize the new rules and this would buy some more time for the Internet users to enjoy the freedom. The FCC had initially asked the public to put in comments regarding the net neutrality issue and they have already received more than 1 million comments in this regard. The last date of commenting was 15th July. But as the FCC could not come up with the solution, the omission has increased the deadline up to September 15.
According to the reports, the extended window till September 15 has been allowed such the Internet users can put in their say about the issue of net neutrality. This is extremely important to the FCC as with the imposing of the new set of rules, it is quite clear that the Internet will not be a open book of knowledge anymore.
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