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More than 80,000 Websites are Now Supporting the Net Neutrality

by Harikrishna Mekala

Under the Barack Obama presidency in 2015, laws were put in a position that indicated internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Charter, and AT&T, should treat all Internet content equally. Typically these ISPs are not permitted to block content or speed up or slow down data of certain websites.

This policy of net neutrality came supporting threat in May after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is directed up by Ajit Pai who was designated by President Donald Trump, voted to change rules put in place under Obama.

The FCC claims that this will boost investment in new technology by eliminating regulation.

But internet organizations have been expressed in their opposition to Pai’s plans. That’s why on Wednesday, several of these services are organizing an online protest called the “Day of Action”. Among the organizations taking part are Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Reddit, Netflix, Airbnb, and Spotify.

“The FCC wants to listen to the opinions of real people who will be concerned by this attack on net neutrality protections not just lobbyists from telecom businesses in pursuit of more power,” Evan Greer, operations director of Fight for the Future, one of the groups behind the rallies said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The purpose of the protest … is to guarantee that ordinary bodies have a voice and are understood by decision makers in Washington, D.C. No one despite their political connection wants their cable corporation to regulate what they can see and do on the Internet, or to impose extra fees to obtain the content they want.”

These sites are preparing to show messages on their homepages expressing out against the FCC’s plans. Flags will begin to appear on some websites requesting people to send a letter to the FCC.

Twitter meantime has put out a blog post supporting people to use the hashtag #NetNeutrality.

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