The regulatory authority of the North American telecommunications (Federal Communications Commission - FCC
) adopted a position 5 August 2014 to admit that the service providers charge users for the service of priority access to content. For some commentators, allowing this monetization, the FCC has "killed" the "net neutrality".
Immediately, President Barack Obama is strongly opposed to this position on behalf of the principle known as "net neutrality."
The Washington Post, in its presentation of this reaction of the President, described it as "populist".
Basically, it comes to choosing whether you prefer to favor companies that produce content and containing or to favor search engines. It is true that the search engines, whose business model relies heavily on the legal principle of "net neutrality" are American firms, like Google. On the other hand, many companies that carry the content and can therefore monetize the service of access to a priority basis are divided to more evenly around the world, including being located in Europe.