- 30 months ago
It seems like we are always at battles for our rights due to greedy corporations pushing and pushing their lobbyists to push more laws that benefit them. It does not benefit sites or consumers, only the greedy companies. The vote on net neturality is expected to happen on the Nov. 22nd.
What does this mean for us?
FCC Chair Ajit Pai is about to announce a vote to slash America's net neutrality rules—meaning companies like Comcast & Verizon will be able to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. Once Pai announces the vote, the situation becomes desperate. But if we flood Congress with phone calls right now, they can stop the vote.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—"fast lanes" for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.
Won't the free market take care of it? Ha, what free market. The US ISP's have monopolies with virtually zero competition, its why they can push for stuff like this and charge so much for our internet given our speeds.
Please call your congressman today, its our last hope.