Net Neutrality is a pretty big deal, that most people seem to not be talking about. Kind of like global warming except way worse because impacts the internet.
It's a huge deal, I'm going to try to do my best as a fake blogger to explain that to you, but either way definitely do more research after reading this.
If things change the internet will never be the same and it will impact everybody negatively. Net Neutrality is about keeping the internet the way it is, free and open, and not allowing big corporations to control what you can, or cannot see. You don't want to have to pay for just parts of the internet.
"Under the Barack Obama administration in 2015, rules were put in place that meant internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Charter, and AT&T, had to treat all internet content equally. Essentially these ISPs are not allowed to block content or speed up or slow down data from certain websites.
This principle of net neutrality came under threat in May after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is headed up by Ajit Pai who was appointed by President Donald Trump, voted to reverse rules put in place under Obama."
Basically if this changes the internet will be controlled by providers, not giving access to the whole internet. Like remember in high school when every good website was blocked? It'll be like that pretty much, except you're still paying for it. They'll also be able to control the speeds in which you recieve content and data from website. Imagine going on the internet and not being able to access your favorite websites, whether it be yahoo, or pornhub or dozonlife.com. You don't want to live in that world!
Remember going to the bathroom before the internet and smart phones? When you had to read stuff like this?
Nobody wants to have to go back to bathroom readers!
Basically if Net Neutrality changes the internet will be controlled by providers, not giving access to the whole internet. Remember in high school when every good website was blocked? It'll be like that pretty much, except you're still paying for it. Like cable tv packages for the internet. Your sports package, news package, etc. They'll also be able to control the speeds in which you recieve content and data from website. Imagine going on the internet and not being able to access your favorite websites, whether it be yahoo, or pornhub or dozonlife.com. You don't want to live in that world!
Basically, if you've ever seen Silicon Valley before, they want to be able to do things like Gavin Belson wiping Hooli search of all bad things about him. Shit that you cannot do in the information age with Net Neutrality. So hypothetically the media could completely hide stories. Just let that sink in. The age of fake news could turn into no news at all.
The first time I heard about Net Neutrality was in my grand challenge class at URI my freshmen year. However most things from my freshmen year are hazy AF, especially the stuff I "learned".
So with this being such a big deal, I wanted to learn more. But everything about Net Neutrality online was like 5000 words long, so I wanted to avoid that shit like the plague. Don't get me wrong, I want to know what's going on, but I'm not about to read an article longer than War and Peace to find out. I'm a bullet point guy. Just give me the main pieces, and I'll fill in from there.
Luckily I found this video on twitter to share
So if you want to be able to go on youtube and watch soldiers surprise their kids, or go on amazon and buy your mom a candle or search for 7-ways on craigslists then you need to care about Net Neutrality!
Go to www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) to help save Net Neutrality. I just did!