The FCC decision to repeal net neutrality rules officially goes into effect today.
That means your internet service provider could block you from accessing certain websites.
According to local tech guru Marlo Anderson, most North Dakotans are for net neutrality.
Anderson says this will affect consumers across the US.
He adds, the biggest possible impact for individuals could be their access to streaming services because without net neutrality, it’s possible for one streaming company to come into a town and pay to block access for another.
Anderson explains, “I always look at it like phone numbers. When you call a phone number, you expect to be able to connect to the other person. It doesn’t matter who you’re calling, what network they’re on or whatever. So net neutrality, the repeal of it, could actually change that for the internet.”
Senator Heidi Heitkamp is calling for the Senate to pass a resolution to “reinstate fairness on the internet.”
When we first reported the story last year, Senator John Hoeven said the repeal will attract investment and promote innovation.