Technology titans buckle up for net neutrality fight

Jan 08, 2018, 6:44 AM EST
(Source: Credo Action/flickr)
(Source: Credo Action/flickr)

The Internet Association, a group of over 40 tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Facebook among others, is putting its weight behind a campaign that seeks to restore net neutrality after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent repeal vote.

Net neutrality, enacted in 2015, bars the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the U.S. from selectively blocking websites and throttling prices, the provisions that tech companies and  public interest advocacy groups view as a must to ensure an open, unbiased Internet, writes Futurism.

The repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules means that ISPs like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, get a free hand to block, slow access to, or inflate charges for certain content on the web, notes Digital Trends