Net Neutrality had been the center of attention in the last few months and the U.S. Federal Commission was strapping a shackle effectively on most search engines. However, the Republican Senators and advocates have stated on Wednesday that the Net Neutrality rules will hurt the investors and employment of broadband in most regions.
There are few problems in the Net Neutrality rules have been pointed out by the Senators and they have argued about the same before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senator Orrin Hatch, who is Utah Republican, stated “Without government regulation the Internet is growing, so what’s the problem? What is broken? What is it that needs to be fixed?” Apart from this statement by Orrin Hatch, the Texas Republican, Senator Ted Cruz provided a six minute speech in which he pointed out the evil consequences that the Net Neutrality may have.
Cruz also stated that whenever the debate about Net Neutrality reaches the boundaries of Washington, D.C., “it stirs up an interesting debate between government regulations versus, to some, the terrifying freedom of the Internet; I think the American people don’t find that freedom all that terrifying.”
Although the hearing of Judicial Committee does not have any impact on the rule making process of FCC in respect of Net Neutrality, but the Senators are advocating the backing off of the FCC from Net Neutrality. Republicans oppose the passing of Net Neutrality legislation, but it would not have a major impact since the Democrats are in favor of Net Neutrality rules.
The CEO at the digital rights group, Nuala O’Connor expressed her concern about the broadband users problems with the segmentation of internet into fast and slow lanes. An ample of people have come forward and delivered their comments in favor of strong Net Neutrality rules.
There is a little possibility that the FCC will back off from imposing the Net Neutrality rules but only time will tell.