What is Net Neutrality?
When people use the Internet, they expect something called “net neutrality” This is keeps telecommunications companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from slowing down or blocking any content or websites they don’t like.
In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted net neutrality rules that keep these companies from censoring the Internet. A decade earlier, Comcast was caught doing that. When this was revealed, in 2014, it contributed to activism that generated 3.7 million comments to the FCC about this issue.
On May 18, 2017 President Trump’s FCC approved a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)” “on restoring Internet freedom” to restore the “freedom” of telecoms to censor your Internet. The deadline for original comments on that NPRM was July 17 with a deadline for “reply comments” of August 16.
No matter what a person’s Internet concerns are, preserving it should be important. If the new FCC rules are allowed to stand, progress on many issues facing our nation will be blocked. Net neutrality threatens many of the world’s elites because their attempted control over the media is threatened.
On July 15, FCM hosted a Forum that featured Ernesto Falcon, an attorney and Legislative Council with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading citizen advocacy group focused on the law of the Internet. Falcon was interviewed by FCM’s Spencer Graves and Tom Crane with additional comments Gordon Elliott.
On August 5, FCM will update the audience on the arguments presented on both sides and what they might do to better protect their interest.
Interesting links about Net Neutrality:
Battle For The Net (Coalition of Freepress.net, Demand Progress, and Fight for the Future)
https://www.battleforthenet.com/ (This has some excellent videos.)
FCC Head Not Amused
Internet Service Providers also not Amused
Electronic Frontier Foundation and Net Neutrality