On February 26, 2015 the FCC adopted historic net neutrality rules that keep the internet free and open, classifying the internet as a telecommunications service (in other words, a utility). This meant that the FCC could prohibit internet providers from throttling or blocking customers’ access, and bans paid prioritization also known as “fast lanes.”
Net neutrality makes it so that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) cannot block or slow your access to any legal online content.
Without these net neutrality rules, ISPs could slow down (“throttle”) traffic on websites that don’t pay extra for preferential treatment (“internet fast lanes”). This would allow ISPs to charge customers extra to visit data-heavy sites such as YouTube and Netflix.
Net neutrality prevents ISP’s from deciding they are going to favor a service or application by delivering it at a faster speed because they’re paying extra.
Help NationofChange demand that the FCC keep their net neutrality rules in place. Sign the petition today.