In the last decade or so there have been several influential things that have disappeared in our lives; HD-DVDs, Nissan parts, the possibility of a Bad Boys 4, Furbies, Chia Pets, the possibility of a Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion, the mustache of Alex Trebec, which is drowned in a tub of molasses. To add to that list is now Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is the thing that has kept the Internet free and equal for all. A few weeks ago Tom Wheeler of the FCC proposed a plan that would let cable and phone companies select which companies and websites get faster services, as long as they are willing to pay for it. So basically large corporations can afford to have their content be a part of a fast lane and smaller companies and websites would be put into a slow lane.
This will change the way people use the internet! You won’t be able to ruin recipes from your favorite food blogs. You won’t be able to download that new indie band’s new album and act smug towards your friends for not know who they are. And you won’t be able to see the new episode of your favorite web series that gets posted every week hosted by your favorite Indian Comedian. Unless those sites are willing to dish out some serious coin, that content will most likely be passed over. This will allow the ISP companies to control what information is delivered to the public like some 1984-esque Internet regime! Corporations like Tex Texaco’s Oils and Such can set up shop to sell their Oil based goods like Oil Pastels, Oil Lamps, Whale Oils, a beginners guide to Fracking; you know the usual stuff!
So remember to put up a fight to keep your internet free. All we have to do reset the modem of the FCC and reset the system.