What Happens Without Net Neutrality? – Emma Lindsay

 

Nothing good — but we can keep fighting for it.

Right now, there are regulations in place that, for the most part, force your ISP (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc) to treat every megabyte of data the same. A megabyte from Facebook gets treated the same way as one from Instagram, a megabyte from Hulu gets treated the same way as one from Netflix, etc. This means that ISPs aren’t allowed to preference one source or kind of content over another. It keeps the structure of the Internet neutral: it’s equally easy to get to any website so consumers have all the power in choosing what sites they want to visit.

Good read.. plus what you can do right now to try to stop this.

Source: What Happens Without Net Neutrality? – Emma Lindsay – Medium

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