Net Neutrality is the principle that governments should mandate internet service providers to treat all data on the internet the same, and not to discriminate or charge differently by user. ISP companies shouldn’t be allowed to block us from accessing certain websites or slow down Netflix just so we could buy a different streaming service.
It is necessary to have an open internet because the internet serves as a place where you can voice your opinions, find jobs, and create/share ideas. Without an open internet, corporations would have control on how we access information.
Net Neutrality advocates have argued for years that keeping the internet open is crucial for innovation. If broadband providers were to pick favorites online, companies that want the chance to expand may never be able to grow same with technology.
The Entertainment Software Association has filed to join the lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in effort to reverse the ending of net neutrality rules. In a press release the ESA said “Consumers deserve rules of the road that prevent blocking, throttling, and other restrictive conduct.”
@RepDonaldPayne why haven't you promised to co-sponsor, sign the discharge petition, and vote for the #NetNeutrality CRA to overrule the FCC? This issue matters to me! (Friends: find out where your representatives stand and contact them at https://t.co/7CaLgOOxIS)
— Steven Smith (@StevenSmithsays) April 13, 2018
#NetNeutrality is critical to ensuring our internet remains opens and free. On April 23, the FCC will begin to unwind net neutrality rules. That’s why I’m backing the CRA — we just need one more supporter in the Senate to overturn the FCC’s repeal!
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) April 13, 2018