WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL
ABOUT NET NEUTRALITY?
Without net neutrality, Internet service providers will be able to charge web companies
for "fast lanes," which they can't do now.
Want 4G Netflix or YouTube access that doesn't stutter continuously?
Your provider may provide you that --
for a monthly fee.
YouTube may no longer be free.
Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon may charge us a premium rate to get access.
Not because they are greedy,
but because they have to pay their internet providers increased prices to get service.
Higher fees for lousier service.
Does this sound familiar?
That's how cable companies have operated for years.
Your Internet service provider (ISP) will be allowed to bundle websites
just like they bundle television channels.
Of course, ISPs say they will do no such thing,
But companies have no morality.
What they do have are shareholders and board of directors to answer to.
The boards want as high an increase in profits each quarter as they can get.
What if your internet provider is liberal?
It could now legally deny Fox news access to its services.
The same goes for liberal providers.
An informed public is the basis for democracy.
Imagine if your water company charged you different rates for water used for toilets
as compared for drinking?
There can be no truly open internet without net neutrality.
To believe otherwise is to be captive to special interest power brokers
or to an old and discredited ideology that thinks monopoly
and not government oversight best serves the nation.