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Net Neutrality Ends Today, But The Fight To Protect Internet Speeds Rages On

It's finally happened: Net neutrality rules that sparked intense debate are now history

Despite the repeal, some internet service providers have said they will continue to follow net neutrality principles.

Internet providers don't have to treat all web traffic equally. The rules had previously prevented internet providers from charging more for some content or from giving some [paying] websites preferential treatment.

Pai says that by deregulating the internet service provider industry, there will now be "strong consumer protections" and that "entrepreneurs [will get] the information they need as they develop new products and services".

With the end of net neutrality, Broadband providers insist they won't do anything that harms the "internet experience" for consumers.

She worries that with the regulations now expired, some websites will be blocked or censored, and service could slow. Despite winning Republican votes in the Senate, the bill will have a hard time making it to the House floor.

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Last month, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of keeping net neutrality, but the vote was mostly symbolic, as the final decision had to be passed through the Republican majority House of Representatives. The intention was to keep the internet open and fair. Most major internet providers have publicly pledged not to cherry-pick consumer content, though activists say without enforcement those are largely empty promises.

Two states, OR and Washington, have passed net neutrality laws and 29 states are considering legislation, which could lead to new legal battles over Internet laws.

Q. What were the net neutrality rules?

"Those "fast lanes" will put those who won't or can not pay in the slow lane, making the internet look a lot like cable TV", Gigi Sohn, a counselor to former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and a staunch supporter of net neutrality, told CNNMoney.

What exactly is net neutrality?

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The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Montana, for example, have each signed executive orders requiring broadband providers with state contracts to be net neutral.

Pai claimed in a CNET op-ed that the repeal preserves the Internet as "an open platform where you are free to go where you want" and that it "will protect consumers and promote better, faster Internet access and more competition". The US Congress also plans to debate a motion to overturn the FCC decision.

The law was repealed in December by the Federal Communications Commission, but it only came into effect today. But now, with the repeal of net neutrality, users could soon see differences in their browsing.

It is unlikely that ISPs and other internet companies will try anything drastic as the fight to undo the repeal is still ongoing, and critics are monitoring the situation closely. Many ISPs seem to be concerned that any drastic move could force many of their customers to subscribe to new internet options like 5G when it rolls out later this year.

The general uncertainty around the future of net neutrality is likely to extend through much of this year, according to those pushing for legislation and litigation, if not longer.

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Pai, who is a former attorney for Verizon, doubled down on his stance that repealing net neutrality rules was the right call.

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