What is Net Neutrality and Why is it Being Destroyed?
"Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn’t interfere with the content you view or post online." -SavetheInternet
Net neutrality is what allows us to creatively express ourselves throughout the internet without any restraints. Under Net Neutrality, internet service providers and governments regulating the Internet must treat online data the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by content, website, platform, or application. The government should not be able to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content.
President Donald Trump and its appointees Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison to the Federal Communications Commission's transition team, want to exterminate net neutrality. They want to be able to have market power and exploit content providers and consumers on the internet.
Eliminating unbiased access to internet content and services would hurt the ability for small businesses to grow and would negatively impact economic growth nationwide. It is important that we take a stand against the idea of killing net neutrality and show Trump and telecom and cable monopolists that the benefits net neutrality has far surpass the profits they would gain.