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Christina Nguyen

What is Net Neutrality?୧(● ՞o ՞●)୨

Net neutrality is the idea in which internet providers are to enable unrestricted access to content on the internet. The US has maintained this status since the dawn of internet. However, as of late, this privilege has been put into jeopardy, and it's a current hotly disputed topic in America.

Why is it Significant? ᕕ༼✿•̀︿•́༽ᕗ

What does this mean for us? Big internet corporations such as Comcast and AT&T want to start charging people for different "types" of internet provided, otherwise known as how much of the internet is available for each customer depending on their plan. Because some sites take up more data than others(e.g. Netflix, Hulu, etc), these providers want to start giving out a separate charge for access. This means that the people who pay more will get a freer range of internet than the people who can't afford as much.

What are People Doing About it? ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

Internet is a vast territory that various people have tried control. However, the purpose of internet is to provide a free-range platform in which promotes communication of ideas and thought from different people throughout the globe. In the past, the government has tried to restrict our access to internet by attempting to pass SOPA, now big monopolies are trying to restrict our access by ending net neutrality. As a "free" country, we're privileged to voicing our opinions on such matters and letting our government know what we want, and it's our government's job to respond accordingly to the "will of the people". So far, there have been several people signing petitions and camping outside of the FCC's office in attempt on affecting their decisions on the issue.