Net neutrality ended on June 11. Though that’s the case, the fight for restoring net neutrality continues in Congress, with the Senate recently voting to restore it in May.
Our team provides a net neutrality update from our original post in January, for marketers or professionals who want to stay up-to-date, but haven’t had time to consume the content written around it.
Read on to learn:
Federal Communications Commission introduced the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which overturned Obama-era net neutrality rules introduced in 2015. The FCC’s current iteration of net neutrality legislation would allow the following:
To provide clarity, Burger King created a video for anyone confused with how net neutrality’s repeal could impact their daily lives – except with Whoppers® replacing fast lanes.
1.) The Senate reinstated net neutrality on May 16th – Much to the chagrin of Ajit Pai and everyone who favors comically large Reese’s coffee mugs, with a 52-47 majority, the Senate voted to restore net neutrality – for now, at least. While the life of net neutrality has been temporarily extended, there’s a long road ahead for fans of a truly open and free internet for all. Here’s what has to happen in order for net neutrality to be restored.
2.) States are taking Net Neutrality restoration into their own hands – Oregon and Washington have already taken the charge and passed statewide legislation rebuking net neutrality’s repeal. California isn’t far behind in its comprehensive measure to restore net neutrality. According to The Verge, with California’s combined size and influence with the tech industry, it could set the “gold standard” for how other states will follow similar legislative efforts.
Between net neutrality updates and the recent AT&T and Time Warner merger, many people are speculating about what the future of the internet holds.
While our team isn’t in possession of a crystal ball, we will provide context where we can. Feel free and contact us. We’ll do our best to answer your questions and provide feedback where possible.