There’s a lot of talk swirling around the internet about Net Neutrality. But, what is it?
Well, here’s the gist of it. As noted by SaveTheInternet.com, Net Neutrality is: The basic principle that prohibits internet service providers (ISPs) — such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use.
Imagine if new laws are passed that allow ISPs to speed up content they want you to see and either block or slow down (drastically) they content they don’t want you to view.
Back in 2015, activists pressured the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt historic Net Neutrality rules that keep the internet free and open. Thus, allowing users to share and access information of your choosing without interference… and freely.
However, all that is in jeopardy. Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to destroy Net Neutrality. In May, the FCC voted to move forward with Pai’s internet-killing plan. Millions of comments came in urging the FCC against this… but we all need to speak up to maintain our internet freedom.
In the video above, VICE NEWS offers a brief about the Net Neutrality ordeal. Send a message to the FCC here and express why Net Neutrality is important to you. And, tell your members of Congress to condemn Pai’s plan to destroy open internet here.