The clock is ticking for those who want to save net neutrality in the U.S., after the Federal Communications Commissionâ€™s contentious decision to scrap the rule was officially published in the Federal Register on Thursday, Feb. 22.
The new rule will go into effect on April 23, 60 days after its publication in the register. That is, unless someone manages to push back successfully.
Net neutrality is a principle that says no Internet traffic should get special treatment or be blocked or degraded on the basis of a companyâ€™s willingness to pay for its smooth transmission. It was mandated in an Obama-era FCC move that the agency, now under Republican control, voted to rescind in mid-December.