The mainstream news introduces new Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai as "Net Neutrality Foe." (1) The "Net Neutrality is dead" chant is being stirred up as technology sites like wired are already predicting "Net Neutrality No More." (2)
From many online debates I read in recent months, as well as questions I have been asked, it is obvious that there are many interpretations to the term Net Neutrality. My reaction to the appointment of Ajit Pai as the new FCC chairman is to simply say that since the topic is not clearly defined in the minds of many, the debate over any changes will be ongoing.
As far as technology sites like Wired predicting "Net Neutrality No More," I take that for what its worth. I'll read Wired for what's new in the world of gadgets. I wouldn't read Wired to try to make sense of FCC regulations and pending changes in internet law.
It also becomes a matter of opinions, which are like certain human body parts, everyone has one, and they all stink.
Net Neutrality has had its highs and lows in the news over the years as various bits of legislation have been proposed, and the FCC has made several rulings.
Recently I've been hit with a rash of questions on net neutrality based on concerns that a Donald Trumppresidency will have a great impact on net neutrality.
The person asking the questions seems have some sense that Donald Trump will be overturning net neutrality and shutting down the internet. I don't understand the comments that Donald Trump wants to "shut down the internet." This rash of questions on net neutrality is an interesting study in the panic and paranoia surrounding politics.