Net Neutrality is indeed important and we do need to let the U.S. Federal Communications Commission know that we, as U.S. citizens, believe that it is!

And if you’re a bit unsure of what Net Neutrality really is — here is a link to a great article, titled Net Neutrality explained – a big threat to an open internet  that explains the subject in an easy accessible way:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networking/1400520/net-neutrality-explained-a-big-threat-to-an-open-internet

 What the issue of Net Neutrality really boils down to is this — in our democracy, in our new modern high tech age where Internet access is increasingly needed by citizens to simply take care of daily business in their educational, professional and personal lives – all Internet traffic should be treat the same; there should not be faster and slower lanes for Internet traffic  that benefit large businesses and Internet Service Providers at the expense of citizens, small business and start-ups.

Net Neutrality is crucial today because if each citizen has access to the Internet at an equal speed, it puts all citizens and business on an equal footing Internet- access-and-speed-wise. And having this equal access to the Internet is crucial for citizens to become, and continue to be, prosperous well-rounded citizens within our society; and for startups and small business to grow and prosper in our country.

And in relation, although Internet service is not currently classified as a utility in the U.S. right now – it should be – because it is just as necessary for all citizens today to have access to an equal-speed Internet connection as it for all of use to have access to electricity.  And the F.C.C. has the ability to reclassify Internet service as a utility…

And if you’d like to offer the F.C.C. (Federal Communications Commission) your two-cents worth on this subject you can!

The F.C.C. is currently accepting comments from citizens on this issue of Net Neutrality, via their website, as a precursor to their next meeting to discuss the subject and just perhaps make a ruling that does indeed destroy Net Neutrality and in its stead establishes faster speed Internet connections that Internet Service Providers can charge consumers and business a premium price for…

Here’s the link to the F.C.C. site where you can offer a comment to the F.C.C. on this issue of Net Neutrality or as they put it Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet:

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

 Have a great day!

Linda Reimer

References

Federal Communications Commission. Send us your comments. Online. Accessed July 9, 2014,

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

Temperton, James. (2014, July 9). Net Neutrality explained – a big threat to an open internet. Expert Reviews. Online. Accessed July 9, 2014,

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networking/1400520/net-neutrality-explained-a-big-threat-to-an-open-internet

 

 

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