SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) The Federal Communications Commission took a controversial vote on net neutrality, and the FCC voted to lift restrictions. To help us understand it, the director of broadband services at Xmission, Warren Woodward joined Good Morning Utah with Brian Carlson.
The ruling means internet service providers can do things like speed up, slow down, and restrict certain web content. Outside the meeting people showed up to protest the vote.
Protestors worry low income families and students wont be able to afford it. The issue might seem complex but a California congressman says it’s simple.
“People are going to be nickled and dimed for use of the email, use of social media, use of web surfing.” said Rep. Ro Khanna.
The FCC Chair Ajit Pai says “Innovators and entrepreneurs grew start ups into global giants and america’s internet economy became the envy of the entire world.”