The issue of net neutrality has been making rounds across the United States for quite a long time with some supporting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal, while others showing opposition saying it’s not a free market solution.
But micro-blogging site Twitter seems to have finally decided its position on the entire issue. The social networking website company has posted a proclamation on its blog suggesting its stance on net neutrality and it is in favor of the FCC’s proposal.
The regulatory body Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will be coming up with a proposal on net neutrality this week which will be aimed at offering protection to consumers and competition. A voting will be organized on this very proposal on February 26, where the members of FCC will reveal their stand during an open meeting.
The current proposal by FCC intends at making the Internet world “a level playing field once and for all”.
Along with other internet companies, Twitter has also turned up in support of The Internet Association in asking the federal regulating authority to deliver a clear ruling that will enforce net neutrality while creating new set of rules for ensuring equal accessibility of online content without any form of blocking or throttling.
According to Twitter, all Internet traffic should be treated under one eye, and the system of pay-to-prioritize must be made illegal.
The micro-blogging site is being used as a social medium or tool for democracy by the masses. Twitter realizes that the Internet is the best tool in today’s world and hence should not be bought or sold at the hands of the bureaucrats.
It appears that the FCC is avoiding, at least for now, regulation as much as possible. The Internet companies has been voicing for a clear stance from FCC on the net neutrality, which of course should benefit all Internet users.