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>> As the fight over net neutrality heats up, the web's biggest sites joining forces Wednesday to protest the FCC's proposed changes, which they say would make the Internet slower and more expensive. Routers' Angela Moon.>> So basically, net neutrality is a rule that was implemented in 2015. It's like a landmark rule that was implemented by the Obama Administration.
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Basically saying that Internet service providers should treat all websites and contents on the Internet same, right? So nobody can actually pay for fast lanes or priority lanes. They will all get equal treatment. And in return, consumers will be able to access all websites, all contents on the Internet, sort of in the same speed.
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And freely and open.>> In support of the Internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality, more than 80,000 websites are displaying alerts, ads, and short videos Wednesday to urge the public to oppose overturning the 2015 rule. The changes are being proposed by the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, who's an appointee of President Donald Trump.
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Opponents of the policy reversal say it'll completely change the way we use the Internet.>> Those who don't want net neutrality are, obviously, the Internet service providers. They want to be treated more like utilities. So they would have more choice. And it would definitely benefit their profit and revenue.
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It would be costly for consumers because certain websites would have to pay a certain amount to Internet service providers in order for their service to work the way it used to under the net neutrality rule.>> The tech giants in support of net neutrality also claiming reversing the rules would harm innovation online.
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>> A lot of the Facebooks and Twitters of the world are saying is, they wouldn't be Facebook or Twitter now if there was no net neutrality. Because->>
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Just launching their website would be so expensive. Consumers would never come to their website because of the slow-down in speed in the process.
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>> The public will have until mid-August to send comments to the FCC before the final vote.