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Will my access to Netflix or other sites slow down?

"We may not see the broadband providers immediately change their practices on day one", said Matt Wood, a policy director at consumer advocacy group Free Press.

The internet probably won't immediately become (more of) a dystopian nightmare. Net neutrality is dead.

Several states are rushing to pass new net neutrality laws to replace the FCC rules.

She worries that with the regulations now expired, some websites will be blocked or censored, and service could slow.

"June 11 is significant because it will be the first time in the over 15 year battle over net neutrality that the FCC will have essentially no role in preserving an open internet and overseeing the broadband market", said Gigi Sohn, a counselor to former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.

Those last two should stick out to you, as they have been key points in the debates surrounding net neutrality rules. With startups unable to pay for these lanes, there is no chance that small, unsupported entrepreneurs will turn into future Snapchats or Facebooks, as this repeal only preserves the monopoly that the handful of tech giants now enjoys along with the powers of a few ISPs. Telecoms are now free to block, slow, or otherwise discriminate against online content and services.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may have made good today on its promise to kill the net neutrality rules created under the Obama administration, but Washington State isn't having any of it. Now critics say cable and wireless broadband providers can block access to any site they want, charge more for services that compete with what they might offer - like Netflix or Hulu - and create paid fast lanes or even high-priced bundles that include some sites and exclude others. For instance, an ISP can't allow one streaming video service to pay for a faster lane than is standard, to provide an ostensible better experience to the service's customer.


Zero-rating programs weren't specifically barred under the now-defunct net neutrality protections.

"ISPs could curate what online content and services most people will have access to, and which ones will only be available to those who are willing to and can afford to pay extra", Schaub added.

Do the states have any say about this?

. OR followed in Washington's footsteps in April, passing its own net neutrality law.

That view is being challenged in the deferral court, however, which is due to hear an argument from net neutrality advocates - backed by the attorney generals of about as many states as Pai visited - that he acted arbitrarily in overturning Obama-era rules. In Montana and NY, governors signed executive orders that uphold the Obama-era net neutrality regulations.

"It's patently illegal for the states to make their own internet policy", said Roslyn Layton, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who served on President Trump's transition team for the FCC.

"The public is outraged and fighting tooth and nail to get Congress to overrule the FCC - and it's likely that that will happen before ISPs can do too much damage", Greer said.

Didn't Congress do something to restore the rules?

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