The demise of net neutrality would lead to the destruction of the internet, Democrats and the mainstream media claimed, peddling fear about the destruction of the Obama-era internet rule.
Now, one year Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai killed the massive internet regulation, it turns out the internet is actually faster.
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Despite assurances from Democratic politicians and progressive advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood and GLAAD that the internet, as we knew it, would be transformed forever without the "protections" of net neutrality, the reality is there that no negative consequences have surfaced as a result of the FCC's controversial decision.
In fact, the results have only been positive.
According to PCMag, internet download speed has increased a whopping 35.8 percent over the last year. The news outlet attributed the faster internet speeds to "the expansion of Gigabit internet connections."
For context, the top-five cities with the fastest internet speeds are:
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Austin, Texas
- Lubbock, Texas
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- San Antonio, Texas
Additionally, as Wired reported, mobile internet speeds also increased this year, a trend that will exponentially increase with the advent of 5G internet service.
(H/T: Washington Examiner)