Thursday, May 8, 2014

FCC and Net Neutrality

It's back. Why would there be a problem with net neutrality? Well think of your internet now. There are only a handful of pipes that actually deliver the internet to your computer. Those providers are ISP's internet service providers. Think of them as the railway. We don't have railways like we have roads. The railways (ISPs) want to limit how fast you can travel along them. Who would that be? Mostly the cable companies. Why is that a problem? Because it limits your choice, your freedom, your reality that we've assumed was normative (and is) when it comes to using the web. The big companies online don't want any part of it, and consumers are demanding better too. What are you going to do about it?