Many online users may be familiar with the term ‘net neutrality’ as it and SOPA were hot topics in 2012. Sadly, the neutrality of the Internet is again in jeopardy. Certain internet service providers are trying to gain legal leverage over the speed of data they offer consumers.
Why does this matter? As CGP Grey explains, if given the power, Internet companies could slow down access to their competitors’ sites while giving high speeds to the sites they own or that pay them a fee. The future looks grim.
“Tell the FCC to reclassify broadband internet as a common carrier telecommunications service.”