Do you remember back when the internet first came out? It used to be a lot slower than it is right now. If you had a dial-up internet connection say, 10 years ago, it might have taken you an hour to load a single 3 minute long YouTube video. But when high-speed internet came on to the scene, it changed the game. Anybody with a stable connection could load videos and perform all kinds of actions on the internet at lightning speed.
Now imagine having the same broadband internet service you have right now, with the speed of your favorite websites and apps going back down to a crawl. This is what will happen if the FCC is allowed to repeal net neutrality1 without resistance. Of course, not every site or service will be extremely slow. No, the ones that fork over huge sums of cash to internet companies will be able to keep their services running just as fast as ever. That doesn’t mean you’ll be able to benefit from the same speed though unless you’re willing to pay an extra-large fee to your internet company.
The loss of our net neutrality rules will affect us in many ways, none of which are good. The only benefit of peeling back net neutrality is for large telecommunications companies who will be able to extort massive sums of money out of American civilians once it’s all said and done.
Let’s take a look at just how many different negative impacts will be felt in America due to the FCC’s recent attack on our net neutrality laws.
The Hart Cunningham Administration will restore Net Neutrality on the grounds of the current administration has assaulted the Freedom of Speech as proclaimed in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights