The FCC is about to vote on its plan to kill net neutrality. Help us in our fight against Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and Spectrum as we try to stop their repeal against Net Neutrality, your internet freedom. This will greatly affect your internet-activity, so please indulge in the information on our site, and then, get in contact with congress, it is not too late!
The Unofficial Official Net Neutrality Explanation
Net neutrality is not easy to talk about with anyone who doesn’t understand the implications, so the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, made it more interesting. By using the style of internet trolls, arguably the most annoying people you will ever encounter online, Oliver explains the concept and makes it hilarious.
The scariest part of the net neutrality issue is that a top lobbyist for cable companies has now been appointed as a member of the FCC. As hilarious as John Oliver is in his explanation, he certainly makes a valid and concise point.
A great example to illustrate the problems we potentially face if the repeal against Net Neutrality is voted up by the FCC. The figure shows the wonderful internet in the modern world where it's free and open for all.
The three-minute ad shows a "social experiment" in which a Burger King store implements a Whopper "fast lane." Anyone not willing to fork over $26 was forced to wait longer for their meals. Customers who refused to pay any surcharges had to wait as long as 15 to 20 minutes.
The ad, called "Whopper Neutrality," was meant to parody (with burgers) what advocates say repealing net neutrality regulations will do to the internet -- allow service providers to favor some websites and apps over others.
"This proposal threatens innovation at the edge, by allowing broadband providers to charge tolls to access their customers. [It] enables offerings that favor the vertically integrated broadband provider’s own content and services over those of consumers and innovators who rely on the internet to grow their own businesses and stay informed."
This is a site showing former President Obama's stance on net neutrality and his propositions for the open web.
“Net neutrality” has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted. We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. That is why today, I am asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to answer the call of almost 4 million public comments, and implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality."