In two days(December 12th) is when the American Congress will vote on a proposal to rebuke an Internet law in the USA known as Net Nutrality. Here’s why you should care.
Net Nutrality 101
For those of you who don’t know (welcome back to Earth!) Net Nutrality is a law which means that all web traffic must be treated equally. It basiclly means that you can’t get faster speeds on Netflix then you can on YouTube, just because Netflix payed your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for faster speeds. It also means that your ISP can’t block YouTube unless you “Upgrade to Premium” or something stupid like that. Let me put it this way: If Net Nutrality is rebuked, you won’t be able to visit Facebook, or YouTube, or Twitter, or Instagram, or any of the popular sites on the Internet without paying “Premium” Care now? Good.
What can I do?
Glad you asked. You can go to battleforthenet.com, and it will show you everything you can do to help Net Nutrality. You can also go to fcc.gov/comments and channel your most angry comments into it. For a rather funny perspective on Net Nutrality, go to Net Nutrality: Last Week Tonight on YouTube. WARNING: Bit of language in there. Nothing to serious, but not for the little ones. Godspeed.