Fighting for #NetNeutrality

The FCC is proposing rolling back regulations that treat the Internet like a common carrier. What does that mean to you? According to an NBC article,

The critical issue is whether the internet be an all-you-can-eat buffet of information, videos, and LOLCAT memes; or an à la carte menu. Should internet providers be allowed to strike deals to deliver some kinds of content, such as their own or those partners have paid them for, at a faster speed? Should the internet be more like cable, where you subscribe to a package of sports, entertainment, and news websites?

After attempts, a couple of years back, to institute a similar subscription-like service by ISPs, the FCC established rules that prohibited ISPs from lowering your speeds based on how much you pay. Now they are back. In an attempt to have less government, the new administrators at the FCC say that the previous approach was too heavy handed. They want the internet to be free of government regulation.

In other words, they want—the famously fair ISPs (Comcast, AT&T, etc)—to set up fair usage standards. Sure.

Today, major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are advocating #netnuetrality and protesting the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules.

It is the number one trending hashtag on Twitter. People are posting reasons why net neutrality is important. For example,

So, take action. Make your voice heard and fight for a free Internet.