Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
can someone explain this to me with small words
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
i do not approve in the slightest
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
Frickin Frack this is important, please sign!
Oh what the fuck.
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.
Net neutrality means making all traffic requests equal. With net neutrality, YouTube and Netflix speeds will be greatly reduced.
Both companies (and others) pay for a box to be hooked up directly to major ISP’s, allowing content to be delivered directly instead of requiring multiple page requests. This content is cached, and constantly updated (obviously non-cached content would take some amount of time to be cached).
This isn’t meant to sway anyone in either direction on the matter, because honestly there is no point, and I don’t care enough to do that. But it is important to note that if ALL traffic requests and speeds were to be fair (as mentioned originally, in an internet where ANYONE can make a website) then the ability to pay for special boxes to boost load times for YOUR TRAFFIC ONLY is not “net neutrality” and is instead “net commercialization”, which to anyone here who has enjoyed Netflix, YouTube, and other content providers over the years has seen the benefit of.