The future of the internet is being decided by the Federal Communication Commission and American legislators are under a great deal of pressure for the decision they are about to make. On December 14th, 2017 legislation will decide the future of Net Neutrality or fair use of the internet. To help cut through the noise we have laid out the debate in this short video to help you understand why this legislation is important and what you can do about it.
There are many questions to address such as, should the internet be free, who should pay for access, should large companies and special interest groups get preference over small business because they can afford it. No matter your stance on the issue, it is important to understand both sides of the argument.
Over the next several weeks there will be a lot of campaigning to try and sway the conversation. With the major internet service providers or ISP’s like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon on one side and major tech companies like Google, YouTube, Netflix and Facebook on the other, there is going to be a lot of confusion and mixed information. In the middle, you have the FCC and key players like Ajit Pai who’s opinions you will also be haring a lot of in the coming weeks.
Before you take a hard stance on either side, be sure that you take a moment to be informed about the conversation. These decisions affect us all and if you are going to make your voice heard, it is important to know what you stand for and why.