Nobody would have thought that the future of net neutrality will change now that the US has a new president. Some argue that the open internet will no longer look like it used to. Back in 2015, the publishing of the rules by FCC concerning net neutrality brought one of the most significant changes to the internet.
The regulations were part of Obama’s era of government laws. When the rules were first issued, Obama argued that the implementation of the new regulations was bound to design an auspicious environment for the generations to come also protecting innovation. Unfortunately, the next generation of entrepreneurs may not even benefit from the activity of net neutrality.
Even if the policy of telecom was considered one of the Trump’s candidacy pillars, he has no longer seen it helpful, turning up against it. Back in 2014, Trump shared on social media his opinion about Obama’s view towards internet neutrality. He claimed that the attack on Barrack Obama against the internet was prone to be considered a top-down power snatch.
Trump had also stated at that time that net neutrality represents the Fairness Doctrine which is bound to aim towards conservative media. This Fairness Doctrine compelled broadcasters to offer airtime discussing opposite news. Trump was not the only one criticizing Obama’s decision in this respective.
His fellow Republicans, who were part of the Congress and they also represented part of the majority in the House of Senate, were also condemning the rules implemented by Obama. In 2014, Ted Cruz argued that net neutrality comprised “Obamacare for the Internet,” a practice which would decompress the innovation of the private sector.
The new view was echoed by other colleagues who had consistently submitted all sorts of challenges to net neutrality. All those efforts did not seem fruitful. Thus, in June, an appeal court had defended the order of FCC, combating a legal challenge which came from the telecom industry.
However, because the Congress and the White House are led by Republicans, the regulations were demolished by them. Last May, the White House has approved the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act.” In this respect, activists asserted that they consider the new idea will hinder any FCC efforts to enhance net neutrality.
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