The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has published its order repealing Net Neutrality, and in doing so revealed the date of its official end – April 23.
Net Neutrality regulations keep Internet Service Providers (ISP) from possibly introducing different pay tiers, throttling service, and introducing other anti-consumer practices.
States are currently suing the FCC on the issue, and a legislative fight is on the horizon to prevent the repeal, so April 23 isn’t as definitive as it sounds – but the wheels are certainly in motion.
For more on the topic, check out this great overview and how the situation affects gaming.
[Source: U.S. Government Federal Register]
With anti-Net Neutrality Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and the White House, it’s going to take a massive effort – including work by the states themselves – to keep this from happening.