Net Neutrality Rules Facing a Test


Opponents worry that rolling back net neutrality rules will be the first step toward online censorship. The FCC voted last week to begin a rule-making process replace the "open internet order" approved two years ago.

Policy counsel Kate Forscey with PublicKnowledge.org says restricting internet access is a bad idea.

“It was a pretty important, landmark decision by the FCC in 2015,” Forscey says, “and unfortunately this is just the beginning of a process at the FCC to try to roll back those protections.”

Forscey's open internet advocacy group is worried ISPs like Comcast and AT&T will block or slow down legal internet content. Some social media companies, like Facebook, have been accused of suppressing conservative postings. This could have a similar effect.


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