Net Neutrality

Recently, there has been a lot of media attention towards Net Neutrality, or rather, the possibility of the government repealing it. Net Neutrality is very important to our society today, because it helps us get things done in a quicker manner. Recently though, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are unaware of what Net Neutrality is, or even how devastating it can be if we lost it, so I’m here to give you some facts on why Net Neutrality is so important, and how you can protect it.
Net Neutrality is basically what lets us have freedoms on the internet, like being able to access almost every website out there no matter the source. This also makes sure that our Internet Service Providers (ISP) cannot block or slow down websites that they don’t own. If Net Neutrality is repealed, our ISP’s would be able to slow down certain websites, charge us more to visit websites that they don’t own, or even block websites completely. This could lead to invasions of privacy, as there would be no law protecting us from the ISP’s doing anything with our internet. A lot of people don’t realize how much damage this could cause, as so many schools, jobs, organizations, etc. use the internet as a way of communicating, and that could be slowed down for a lot of people just because their ISP doesn’t own the website that they use.

If you want to protect Net Neutrality from being repealed, the easiest thing to do is to give a call or write to your local lawmakers and let them know how you feel about it. Even one phone call could change a lawmakers thoughts on it, and save it, so we need as many people fighting for our internet freedoms. There are also websites that you can visit to help you write, attend protests, or sign petitions against it. We all need to come together to protect our freedoms against big companies.

Sources:

https://netneutrality.com

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