Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U-S House to overturn the F-C-C’s decision to repeal its net neutrality rules. Klobuchar warns large Internet service providers will be able to block, slow and prioritize web traffic for their own financial gain. “This means they can sort on-line traffic into fast or slow lanes and charge consumers extra for high-speed Internet,” she says. Klobuchar says more than 24 million Americans still lack high-speed Internet and “we should be focusing our efforts on helping those households get connected, not eliminating net neutrality and worsening the digital divide.”
The chairman of the F-C-C argues the regulations were too restrictive on businesses and discouraged them from investing in upgrades that could improve Internet service. In mid-May the U-S Senate passed a bipartisan measure to overturn the F-C-C’s decision.