Despite the fact that an overwhelming majority fo the citizens of this country support net neutrality, politics has prevailed over the will of the people. Such is the state of our current political system.
We still live in the greatest democracy that humanity has ever known, but it is flawed.
The House of Representatives has so far, refused to act on the issue. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that the Senate voted to overturn the FCC repeal of net neutrality. For that overturn to move forward, the House needed to act and they have not. Should the House choose to act at some future date, then the President would also need to sign off.
At this point, all we can do is bombard the House and White House with plea’s to listen to their continuents and vote to overturn the FCC’s repeal. For now, we are left to sit back and see if the large broadband Internet providers change the way their networks operate or if costs begin to rise in order to maintain unfettered access to all of the Internet. Only time will tell. Hopefully, watchdog groups will keep an eye on this, as there is still a transparency requirments, so providers must disclose if they begin to prioritize traffic.
Keep the pressure up at a grass roots level. It’s never to late to save net neutrality, but as of today, the prior protections are officially no more.