The FCC will announce its plan on Thursday to undo the net neutrality protections put in place during the previous U.S administration of Obama. The FCC and its Chairman Ajit Pai will go forward with the proposal despite plenty of opposition and it will be voted on by the commission on 14th December 2017. Pai said in a statement that he has shared a draft order with his colleagues and it would abandon this failed approach and return to the longstanding consensus that served consumers well for a number of decades. The U.S federal government will stop micromanaging the internet under his proposal. The ACLU has already released a statement against the FCC and the supposed plan of its Chairman Pai. The senior policy analyst of ACLU Jay Stanley said that Internet rights have been considered civil rights.

FCC Chairman and Net Neutrality

Stanley added that gutting net neutrality will have a destructive effect on the online free speech. The gateway corporations such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon will have too much power without it to mess with the free flow of information. Senator Brian Schatz also shared his thoughts on the plan and said that if FCC adopts it, the plan of FCC will change the way every American gets information, watches movies, manages the business and creates a voice conversation with their families. The FCC is handing over entire control of the internet to service providers by repealing basic net neutrality protections. It would leave the American people with fewer options and limited access. The supposed plan includes reversing the rule that currently treating broadband as a utility and it will remove protections that keep ISPs from blocking or limiting service.