The vote to roll back net neutrality rules in the U.S. could have major global implications.
While Thursday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission could yet be challenged in court or Congress, experts say the U.S. risks surrendering its role as the champion of a free and open internet.
« This will be another instance of the U.S. ceding leadership in a global area, » said Nick Frisch, a resident fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
« It is going to set a bad example for other countries, coming from the country that invented the internet, » he said.
Take China, for example, where the notion of an open internet has been effectively killed by the country’s vast censorship apparatus. (cnn)