Want Net Neutrality? Here’s an Option to Save It
What does “net neutrality” mean to you? Less expensive Internet.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) included rules forbidding Internet service providers (Charter, AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink, etc.) to slow down your Internet unless you pay another fee or are going to a website or a streaming service they want you to use.
“The (FCC) released a plan on (Nov. 21) to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more top see certain content and to curb access to some websites,” wrote Celia Kang of The New York Times.
Critics claim that without the net neutrality rules they could charge you a higher fee for specific uses of the Internet. Uses like streaming Netflix or Amazon Prime could be a separate fee from what you pay to surf the net. They could also charge you more if you are gaming online.
The only people to benefit from the rule removal is the big Internet companies. They will be able to charge more for our current use, according to critics.
People all over Facebook are trying to educate everyone on why it is important to be heard while opposing the pending changes.
Public opinion does not appear to be swaying the commission, but political pressure might. People are encouraged to contact their federal senators and representatives and express how they feel about net neutrality.
And, here’s how tor each them: