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Web pioneers plead to cancel US net vote


OurtimeBD.com
13.12.2017

Afrida Ahmed

Many powerful individuals who were responsible for creating the internet have demanded the controversial vote to be cancelled. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to revoke an Obama-era law that protects “net neutrality”.It actually means that all traffic on the internet will be treated equally. But the pioneers said the FCC had no idea what it was doing. The open letter said that it is important to understand that the FCC’s proposed order is formed on a faulty and incorrect understanding of the internet.People who have signed the letter included many architects of the early internet and World Wide Web (WWW), such as Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee, along with Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder.This letter includes the vote that is due to be held on 14 December, to be cancelled due to lack of transparency and denying listening to critics of the plan. The signed letter was then sent to the Senate’s commerce subcommittee on communications, technology, innovation and the internet.This week could be crucial in the history of the internet. According to BBC reports, there is not doubt that the Republican-controlled FCC will decide to end net neutrality when it makes its ruling on Thursday even though it is yet to vote.
Sources: BBC and Daily-Sun


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