One Year After Death of Net Neutrality, the Internet Still Works
On the one year anniversary of the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, the internet and our access to it has not changed all that much, to the surprise of some.
Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the FCC, issued the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which took effect on June 11, 2018. The order rolled back regulations which mandated that internet service providers treat all internet data equally, not varying internet speeds for different sites.
Chairman Pai’s chief justification for repealing net neutrality was his belief that the regulations hindered the economic freedom of internet companies. In explaining his position,