Happy Friday. Net neutrality topped the headlines this week, with the Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back its 2015 net neutrality regulations on Thursday morning. Led by FCC Chairman and former Verizon executive Ajit Pai, the lift on regulations legally allows internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to block, slow access, or offer “paid prioritization” for certain content. Though big ISPs promise nothing will change, the repeal might make it even harder for startups to compete with tech incumbents without burning through their resources. In what may be the one silver lining, it’s encouraging to see executives from our industry stand together for equal access to the internet for all. — Allie Felix, for Work-Bench,
Net Neutrality Is Over. What Happens Next?
Fortune • “The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal its 2015 net neutrality rules that prohibited Internet service providers from blocking, slowing or discriminating against online content and services. FCC chairman Ajit Pai…”
Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You
The New York Times • “The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content without charging consumers for higher-quality…”