Just a few weeks ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its plan to repeal Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Title II, which allows the government to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs), was created to ensure consumers have equal access to things like phone lines and internet broadband. The regulation in Title II has been come to be known as net neutrality. The plan to repeal Title II has led many to question whether net neutrality should be enforced by the U.S. government.
Those in favor of keeping Title II believe that the government should have the ability to force ISPs to give consumers equal access to all sites and internet content, even if the content is inappropriate, illegal, or requires a large amount of bandwidth.
Those in favor of repealing Title II believe that the government should not play a role in regulating the Internet or ISPs. People in this camp believe that net neutrality is actually a set of commonly agreed upon principles that would not be sacrificed when Title II is repealed.
What do you think? Should net neutrality be enforced by the U.S. government?
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