Mozilla, the developer of the popular Firefox web browser, has announced that it is taking on the task of rebuilding net neutrality. In the role, the company will partner with ADT, Dropbox, Reddit and Wikimedia organizations.
Mozilla will partner with major companies
Mozilla announced in a blog post that the US Federal Communications Commission is tasked with “restoring net neutrality at the federal level.” In the blog post, the company stated that their main goal is to make network neutrality urgent, and in this direction they will compete against major companies such as ADT, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Reddit, Vimeo, Wikipedia.
Amy Keating, Mozilla’s chief legal officer, said in the post, “The need to maintain net neutrality has become even more apparent during the epidemic.” It is critical for us to have strong government oversight and rules in tandem. what I do to protect families and businesses from predatory activities when classrooms and offices are forced online, ”he said.
Net neutrality is the idea that all data on the Internet should be treated equally, and by giving some ISPs faster or more exclusive access than others, so websites and services should not choose it. The idea also prevents Internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from accessing their content faster than their competitors.
The blog post also included a letter to Jessica Rosenwercel, head of the Federal Communications Board, saying that neutrality protects the environment, allowing the Internet to become a motor for economic growth. The fact that internet service providers block traffic or don’t interfere with the priority queues takes justice one step further.
The mail and letter came after the state of California passed a new net neutrality law. The law, which was opposed by broadband groups but passed by a federal judge in February, is stricter than the rules for prioritizing internet traffic created under the Obama administration.
The new law prompted AT&T to end this week’s sponsored data program in the state. The program did not allow those with the company’s wireless service to broadcast DirecTV, AT&T TV and HBO and be counted by monthly incremental data caps, unlike similar streams on YouTube or Netflix.