The Fight for Net Neutrality
Broadband providers in the United States already have little to no competition but that’s not good enough. The industry’s lobbyists are working hard and paying millions of dollars to get their companies paid more by you and more by companies offering internet content.
February 26th, the FCC is scheduled to vote on whether or not to reclassify high-speed Internet service as a telecommunications service, instead of an information service, under Title II of the Communications Act. That would make it a “common carrier” which seems to be our best option right now to protect net neutrality.
What Can I Do?
Plenty! Citizens of the internet have successfully banded together to fight for net neutrality in the past and we can do it again. Head over to battleforthenet.com for loads of different actions you can take to fight for net neutrality.
What is Net Neutrality Anyway?
Have you got 13 minutes? John Oliver’s explanation is pretty clear and definitely entertaining.
For a more in depth net neutrality primer, try this thorough FAQ by Techdirt.