“Net Neutrality” has a very unsexy name but it’s ramifications if passed would let others decide and how fast you access websites and which ones they will allow you to
We touched on this yesterday but taking a dive deeper today as stopping net neutrality is about to explode – and it needs to.
Right now, you access the sites you want, when you want them, and they are delivered by all internet service providers (ISP) at the same speed.
Ending net neutrality would give ISP’s control over not only what websites they will connect you to, but empower them to charge you more for certain content be it streaming services like HULU, porn sites like NakedSword, and everything in between.
Here’s an example. Say Comcast inks a deal with eBay as their preferred retail partner. They would be able to charge you more to get to Amazon. Say AT&T gets in bed with Fox News and suddenly, you have to cough off more bucks to get to HuffPo. They could effectively put fake news in the fast lane and throttle the truth from legitimate media outlets altogether.
They could choose to block porn period. Or just gay content. But more likely, their greed will kick in and charge a big premium for you to access it.
Last night, Rachel Maddow featured Xeni Jardin, editor of Boing Boing, for a sobering segment that explains how important stopping neutrality in very practical and sobering terms.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, take a few minutes and watch it here and be informed as that proposition just might be facing a limited window of opportunity.
For even more information, Wired has broken down exactly how enacting net neutrality will change the internet as we experience it today
Or, back to our regularly scheduled pornography