Net Neutrality Officially Ends in U.S.

June 15, 2018

It’s official, as of Monday, June 11th, net neutrality has officially ended in the United States. Even after a vote by the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House failed to take a vote on legislation that would have prevented internet service companies from charging users additional money to see certain content.

In December of 2017, the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality regulations. The Senate voted to block the repeal, but inaction by the House allowed the repeal to take effect. The National Association of REALTORS® and other Real Estate organizations including Zillow and Redfin, warned that this repeal could create an unfair playing field for small business owners.

“The business of real estate is increasingly conducted online, and NAR has concerns the FCC’s decision to roll back net neutrality could negatively impact the way consumers search for homes or how real estate is transacted,” NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall said.

“With the net neutrality decision finalized today, NAR urges Congress and the FCC to work to ensure the Internet remains a fair and open platform, in which our 1.3 million members can freely share lawful content on the internet,” Mendenhall said.

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