Top tech companies request U.S. to impose Net Neutrality Rules

Technology - Mohit Shah - Nov 28,2017

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top tech companies request us to impose net neutrality rules

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission was urged by top-notch internet businesses for introducing a plan to bring back net neutrality rules.

According to a letter delivered on Monday, topmost tech companies in the U.S. comprising AirBnb, Shutterstock, Inc, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter (TWTR.N) and Etsy (ETSY.O), have urged FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to turn back the current and vote against the changing net neutrality rules.

The companies have asked the agency to roll back the course and pull plans to reverse most of the Obama-era regulations which stop broadband providers from fiddling with your internet access. The letter, coincidentally released on Cyber Monday, claims that blocking or decelerating online content will upset the US economy.

“This would put small and medium-sized businesses at a disadvantage and prevent innovative new ones from even getting off the ground,” the companies appealed in the letter.

Pai, President Donald Trump’s choice, was appointed in January. Last week, he unveiled plans to scuffle 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, heading to give broadband service providers extensive power regarding what content can be accessed by consumers. It is expected that the FCC would drop a vote concerned with the issue on Dec. 14.

As per FCC spokesman Mark Wigfield, the internet and associated companies such as Twitter, which signed the letter, prospered under the pre-2015 light-touch supervisory framework that administered Internet access. He further added Pai, wishes to return to that framework which allows FCC to “increase investment in broadband networks” and link up more Americans to these services that the companies offer.