75% of Americans favor Net Neutrality, which prevents internet service providers from censoring, throttling, or putting up content-specific paywalls (fees) over content they don’t like.
For example, Comcast can’t forbid it’s internet customers from using Netflix, can’t charge extra to access Netflix, and can’t throttle Netflix down to such slow speeds that it becomes unusable. Why would Comcast want to do that? Sho more people would pay for Comcast cable service, which is several times as expensive as Netflix.
Verizon and AT&T are also forbidden from doing this, as are smaller ISPs.
The commercial aspects are bad enough, but do we also want to give corporations the right to censor what we see online?
The proposed changes could even endanger internet access for rural Americans, as explained here.
So if 75% of Americans support Net Neutrality, why is the new FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, working so hard to destroy it?
Because the big telecommunications companies all want Net Neutrality gone. I’m not advising Pai of corruption, but he does have a very corporate mindset. Those are the interests her seems to care about, the “public” he serves.
Hey, remember Citizens United: corporations are people, too.
Studio what can we do? We still have a little time to register comments with the FCC. Youcan do that here:
Also, call your congress people and let them kmow you dupport Net Neutrality. They can put pressure where it needs to go.