Preventing Cable Company Fuckery a.k.a. Net-Neutrality

We do take this miraculous technology for granted. The open internet is what we make it, and is therefore as perfect as it can possibly be. A place of expression, communication and information for all to access freely that promotes human endeavour and ideas!

Apparently, cable companies in America are spending millions of dollars trying to control this access, which is incredibly villainous and debasing, not just for US citizens, but all humanity. This is a big deal. The scary thing is, these companies may just get away with it thanks to the way representative government in the United States is structured — lobbying. The Battle for the Net begins! Check yourself before you wreck yourself government, seriously, you’re concerned about wealth and overseas terror threats, try messing with people’s digital liberties and prepare for a national shitstorm of generational proportions. Trust me, people are not as apathetic as their online language or personalities may suggest. There are certain things in life that money has zero influence over, and that includes unjust (obviously) policies made by and purposely for fraudulent corporations. Excuse my term of phrase, but this the most fucking retarded thing I’ve heard about the internet since that incredibly half-baked SOPA bill. Utilitarianism seems to be a wasted concept among lobbyists it seems, but there is a way to fight them — for your awareness; John Oliver uncovers the controversial story no one else in the media business seems to be acknowledging:

Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they’re doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren’t covering it. John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC (The Federal Communications Commission).

What is net neutrality?

Net Neutrality is the Internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online.

Net Neutrality means that the cable/telecom companies must provide us with open networks — and should not block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company cannot decide who you could call and what you say on that call, your ISP should not be concerned with what content you view or post online.

Net Neutrality is what enables the Internet to be such a hotbed for innovation. If you bring a new service online, the cable/telecom companies should deliver it just like they’d deliver content from a corporate behemoth like Google or NBC.

Net Neutrality is what gives every startup the same chance to reach customers and users as any existing company. Simply, without Net Neutrality, startups and small business will be subject to discrimination based on a pay-to-play Internet, and the open Internet and the economic growth it has represented will be at risk.

K E E P   T H E   I N T E R N E T   F R E E

The Battle for the Net

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~ by Fionnlagh on September 7, 2014.

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