Is the use of the internet a right for everyone? Months ago, it was announced that Net Neutrality would be terminated and new rules put into its place. It was met with instant backlash by many predicting the internet would be changed forever and people charged extra money for using the internet.

Many were waiting for the day that the new order would take place and the internet changed. And now we will have to see what happens to the web as Net Neutrality will officially be ended on June 11. The decision comes right in time for the summer.

The details

The man who was involved in putting the rule into place was the current Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai and he believes that ending Net Neutrality will be for the best when all is said and done. According to the article Pai announced two days ago that the new rules would be put into place on June 11.

Net Neutrality has been around since 2015 and is already being terminated. Although the proposed change was made months ago, it has taken some time to be put into action because of reviews. According to TechCrunch, "The Office of Management and Budget needed to take a look at the rule...the Paperwork Reduction Act that authority had to approve the final version."

Organizations have been fighting to preserve Net Neutrality and it is possible that they can overturn the decision, however, it would take a lot.

The Senate would have to vote to keep it and the president would have to sign it.

About the change, TechCrunch had this to say, "Don't expect much to happen immediately, should the new rule take place." It seems that presently, the future is uncertain.

The controversy

As previously mentioned, we will have to see what happens with Net Neutrality, it might end up being a good thing.

But it certainly is surprising that Net Neutrality has only been around since the year 2015 and its already being eliminated.

Donald Trump has met extreme backlash and controversy as president and this was one of the elements that people were furious about. They believe it is the death of free and open internet access. Individuals believe that ending Net Neutrality will make the internet no longer free which could ultimately include monthly charges for using applications like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and many others.

Not only this, but many believe that under the new rules internet service can be slowed down and even some sites blocked by their service provider. The new regulations give more power to providers to do as they please.

But others believe it will be great because it will create competition which, in turn, will cause competing companies deliver better service. The result, ideally, would be faster internet. But on the other hand, it is feared that smaller businesses and start-ups will be hurt by the new regulations.

Organizations and various states have sued to block the new action from being put into place. Whether they like it or not, the new change will be put into place on June 11. We will have to see what happens to the internet but an important freedom could be at stake.