Without net neutrality, it technically becomes legal, for example, for an internet provider like Comcast to give preferential treatment to a video service like Hulu, which it owns, while slowing down other services like Netflix - and that would obviously be undesirable for Comcast subscribers who use Netflix. FCC chairman Ajit Pai joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why he thinks the rollback is "tremendously positive" for consumers.
Supporters of net neutrality are pushing state lawmakers to fight the repeal, but Mayer says this cannot be done at the state level.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've heard about the impending death of net neutrality. At least 29 states have introduced more than 65 bills aimed at protecting net neutrality and seven states - Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Montana, Rhode Island, Oregon and Vermont - enacted executive orders that made it illegal for state agencies to enter contracts with ISPs that don't uphold net neutrality. If it's clear their constituents are against the net neutrality repeal - and that it's a key issue they'll vote on - enough Republicans may be swayed.
Net neutrality repeal - is it the end of the world?
This, according to Pai, "will allow consumers to make an informed decision about which Internet service provider is best for them". The Senate last month passed a Congressional Review Act measure 52-47 aiming to overturn the 2017 measure (the CRA is a quick way to overturn newly-passed regulations within 60 legislative days of passage).
Whether you're trying to buy a necklace on Etsy, stream a series on Netflix, or upload a photo to Facebook, your internet service provider has to load all of those websites equally quickly. Its chairman has long argued against the rules, pointing out that before they were put into effect in 2015, service providers had not engaged in any of the practices the rules prohibited. Our approach includes strong consumer protections. Some say that consumers may not notice any changes at all. One of the FTC commissioners had even said that the FCC is setting up FTC to fail. Now control over regulating the internet moves from the FCC to the Federal Trade Commision FTC.
In the meantime, some ISPs have promised in the absence of the federal net neutrality rules to not slow data or block it, and with state laws in flux and a federal showdown possible, it's unlikely any would push the envelope at present.
California residents to vote on splitting into 3 states
A nascent opposition campaign already is sounding the more practical alarms about splitting California into three states. The California State flag flies beside a sign for Los Angeles' sister city Split outside City Hall, in LA in 2017.
Square Enix’s E3 showcase was a bust
The individual - our hero? - appears to be deaf; hence the "Quiet Man" name and the use of the tagline "silence rings loudest". PlatinumGames upcoming title "Babylon's Fall" was announced with a brief teaser trailer during the conference.
Grandma filmed letting children out of kennels
Cheeks is being charged with child endangerment , while police and Child Services continue their investigations. Police said the back of the vehicle did not have any air vents, according to the Commercial Appeal .
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Receives New Trailer
Ubisoft once again showed off the highly-anticipated Beyond Good & Evil 2 during its E3 2018 press conference . Ubisoft is proud to reveal a collaboration with the online creative platform HitRECord .