We may be living through the last few weeks of a free and open internet in the United States. On December 14, the The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on a new order that will dismantle Net Neutrality, and it’s expected to easily pass.
Without net neutrality, Internet Service Providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon will legally be able to conduct their businesses very differently than they do now. For example, they could give preferential treatment to services they directly profit from and block those they don’t, all the while charging internet companies like Netflix additional fees for speedier access to consumers—costs that you can count on being reflected in your monthly billing statement. For more about the principle of Net Neutrality click here.
And for more info, see this article: What Actually Happens the Day Net Neutrality Is Repealed
If you want to try to keep Net neutrality, click here: All the Different Ways You Can Lobby to Save Net Neutrality