David Van - Obscura Studios ( @David Van - Obscura Studios
) has his #britishcars
I'm just gonna vent for a minute here.. If you don't know what Net Neutrality is, you should really take a couple minutes to understand it, because we're all in this together, and things are about to get unpleasant.
Long story short, there is a doctrine, a set of rules in place that controls the extent to which US internet service providers are allowed to cooperate, compete and monetize their service.
These rules are in place with other existing regulations to limit monopolistic behavior, protect your privacy and personal information, encourage competition between existing providers, and limit unfair control of your access to the internet.
The head of the FCC, the body that enforces these rules, is an ex-Verizon executive who is well aware of how much money ISPs stand to make, should these regulations be repealed.
This same person has just announced that a vote will take place on December 8th to repeal those rules.
Wonder why they would do that, do you?
The reality of this situation is complex, and the different ways that this could play out and affect you are numerous.
Factually, it could make things better.
Realistically, the people benefiting this lack of regulation are only helped because it no longer controls how or how much money they can make off of you.
Yes, I'm over-simplifying.
No, that does not mean things are better than I'm making them out to seem.
If this happens the internet, your identity online, your personal data, finances and the way that you live in this country will never be the same again.
Some of you won't feel it the same way or to the same extent, but we will all be affected.
And none of us will benefit.
Get loud. Call your representatives, and let them know this is unacceptable.
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