In what could be called a success for Netizens and their freedom, the US federal appeals court has given its nod for the continuation of the existing net-neutrality rules, that does not favor the Internet service providers from blocking or throttling the speeds of specific sites.
A panel headed by three judges said, that it will not oppose or stop the implementation of the Net-neutrality rules. It has also opposed the demands of the Verizon and AT&T, the American firms.
“It is a victory for each and every internet consumer”, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said. He added that, there will be much more opposition from the opponents in the future. He said, “From today there will be a referee to keep the internet fast and fair, as the rules state”.
Blocking, throttling, giving a special incentive to a particular site are all part of the initiatives taken by the telecom operators and the Internet service providers to facilitate their income. Net-neutrality has become a common term in the world today, as the Internet service providers have been searching for ways to increase their revenue, the BBC News reports.
Throttling the speeds of various sites or creating a sites-package to access a particular site, is in line with the violation of the customer freedom. The Netizens all over the world claim that the Internet service providers has no right to define what the end user must browse or use. This lead to the protests by the students and netizens of the US, demanding for net-neutrality.
With the latest outcome in the US, different sections of people expressed their happiness over the media.