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“The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online.”
As the internet nonprofit Mozilla explains it:
Net neutrality is fundamental to free speech.
Without net neutrality, big companies could censor people and perspectives online. Net neutrality has been called the “First Amendment of the Internet.”
Net neutrality protects small businesses and innovators who are just getting started.
Without net neutrality, creators and entrepreneurs could struggle to reach new users. Investment in new ideas would dry up and only the big companies would survive, stifling innovation.
Net neutrality allows consumers — not big companies — to choose what they watch & do online.
Without net neutrality, ISPs could decide you watched too many videos on Netflix in one day and throttle your Internet speeds, while keeping their own video apps running smooth.
“The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online,” said Battle for the Net, a consortium of advocacy groups, in an announcement explaining the need for Wednesday’s action. “If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.”
The Internet needs to remain a level playing field where the reach of one’s voice is determined by quality of ideas and not a handful of CEOs.Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee