WASHINGTON - Surveillance authorities in the United States have begun dismantling the rules on so-called net neutrality, introduced in 2015 by former President Barack Obama. That means in concrete terms that there will be less rules for Internet service providers in the US.
Obama was just in favor of network neutrality, leaving the Internet open to all and internet connections managed impartially. The former president even wanted to treat carriers as companies providing basic living needs. The Internet would be too important to let the providers determine the rules.
However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to review the rules. Current President Donald Trump wants to reduce the regulatory pressure for companies. The price change will particularly satisfy providers like AT \u0026 T and Verizon.
By the way, it will take months before there is a final agreement on the new rules.