Big Changes Are Coming To the Internet – And We Need To Pay Attention
-by Alanna Ketler
Net neutrality is well on its way to becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which announced their plan to dismantle net neutrality last week. This change essentially permits internet providers such as Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to throttle speeds, block websites they dislike, and divide the internet into various slow and fast lanes.
Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai said, “Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet. . . . Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them, and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate.”
Net Neutrality Protects Us From Online Censorship
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