07 Dec Net Neutrality: Why It’s Important
Recently we’ve been hit with yet another threat to Net Neutrality which could lead to the end of the internet as we know it.
What is Net Neutrality?
Net Neutrality preserves our right to communicate freely online. It limits what ISP’s (internet service providers) such as Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon, AT&T and more can do.
How Important is Net Neutrality?
Without it, ISP’s can create fast and slow lanes to certain websites. The internet would no longer be open and cables companies are in charge of what you can or can’t do online. You could also see an increase in your cable bill. Cable companies could charge for packages based on what you use online. Below is what happens in Portugal due to no Net Neutrality:
Cable companies could also have the power to load websites faster that pay them or make deals with them. This could be a disaster for start up or small business on the internet because the established big guys can just pay off the cable company to push their brand over the others.
What Can We Do To Help?
Let’s work together to keep the internet open. We can fight back by making our public voices heard. Visit www.savetheinternet.com to take action today!