Net Neutrality

Posted On: December 6, 2017

 

What is Net Neutrality?

“Net neutrality” is the term used to describe the concept of keeping the Internet open to all lawful content, information, applications, and equipment. There is increasing concern that the owners of the local broadband connections (usually either the cable or telephone company) may block or discriminate against certain Internet users or applications in order to give an advantage to their own services. While the owners of the local network have a legitimate right to manage traffic on their network to prevent congestion, viruses, and so forth, network owners should not be able to block or degrade traffic based on the identity of the user or the type of application solely to favor their interests. — Educause

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text: because ISPs shouldn't have VIPs

Action:

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote to roll back Net Neutrality.  Take action on this issue by calling or emailing your members of Congress.

 

text: because the internet shouldn't have a slow lane

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