July 12th is the day of action, a battle to save the internet, a battle for the net
On July 12th, the internet will come together to stop this assault. Websites, internet users and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.
WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)
WHY IS NET NEUTRALITY IMPORTANT?
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.
What happens if we loose net neutrality?
If we loose net neutrality, we could soon face an internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to internet users – tilting the playing field in favor of monolithic, established telecom companies.
You can read more about it here and follow future updates: https://smjrifle.net/net-neutrality-july-12-2017/
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