Net Neutrality | September 10

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What is net neutrality?

A quick online search defined by Google comes up as:

net neu·tral·i·ty

the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

Why is it so important now?

ISPs (Internet Service Providers) such as Verizon, Comcast and ATT are lobbying Congress for restricting internet access and favor products of companies who will choose to pay the ISP, what is also called as double dipping.

Real example:
Comcast has made Netflix pay for making Netflix stream at the appropriate rate to its customers who use Comcast as their ISP. Comcast also charges you, a customer for using the service there by creating a double dipping effect. See latest news on the settlement here:

Why it is important and especially tomorrow September 10 ?

September 10th is the Internet Slowdown.
Citing directly from

On September 10th, sites across the web will display an alert with a symbolic “loading” symbol (the proverbial “spinning wheel of death”) and promote a call to action for users to push comments to the FCC, Congress, and the White House. Note: none of these tools actually slow your site down; they tell your visitors about the issue and ask them to contact lawmakers.

Let’s show the world what’s at stake if we lose net neutrality.

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