Bid farewell: net neutrality will formally cease to exist on June 11Screen Shot 2018 05 10 At 6.20.58 PM

Bid farewell: net neutrality will formally cease to exist on June 11

The net neutrality rules that are currently in place, protecting Internet users from “discriminatory behavior” by ISPs will no longer exist effective on June 11. The last segment of the official document rescinding the rules will be published in the Federal Register on May 11, and will become active 30 days later.

Net neutrality rules prevent ISPs from controlling the Internet via fast and slow lanes and from prioritizing their own content. A lack of net neutrality regulation will consequently render ISPs’ blocking, throttling, and prioritization of content permissible. ISPs, however, will be required to publicize their blocking, throttling, and prioritization, if they enact such behavior.

Although net neutrality advocates will continue to fight the repeal of net neutrality, it is unlikely that a reversal of the recent ruling will come to fruition.

H/T: The Verge

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