Net Neutrality repeal in the U.S - Discussion on how it will affect NZ and further steps.
Along the journey and daily goings through the internet you may have heard some disturbing news recently. In the U.S the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has had another go at repealing laws around the idea of Net Neutrality, thanks to the efforts of its Chairman Ajit Pai. Despite 95% of the Internet opposed to this we can obviously make out that the FCC does not really care in a similar fashion to the TPP situation in NZ. As of now protests are running the U.S to oppose it and a plethora of videos exist on the subject. My favourite ones so far being.
Meanwhile Ajit Pai has basically disconnected from the U.S population and perhaps his connection to Verizon is more than just a coincidence.
However turning to New Zealand, Lets assume that the FCC continues to ignore everyone as U.S democracy is and passes the bill to repeal Net Neutrality, what do we think the fallout in NZ will be? I see the obvious one which gives the NZ Govt. a precedent to go by. i.e the argument "The U.S did it so NZ should to it" becomes an argument that lobbyists can use.
I feel like almost no discussion is needed on net neutrality itself, surely we can come together on this quite easily. I am more interested in:
How this will affect NZ, knowing this fully will give us reason to approach activist groups to raise awareness on this development in the U.S which can bite us back here.
How we can help to stop the FCC from doing it. Might be a hopeless fight but nothing is stopping us from getting on a live-stream with Kim Dotcom and going at the FCC for all its worth.