Jo Rhett (jorhett) wrote,
Jo Rhett
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Why Net Neutrality matters to you.

Many people seem to believe that the battle for Net Neutrality is a geek matter that won’t concern them. In reality, the loss of Net Neutrality is an important issue that will cost everyone significant time and money.

If the proposed legislation passed, it explicitly authorizes Internet access companies to charge you more to access sites that haven’t paid them as well. Yes, that’s right, the Internet access company would get paid by both sides for the same bytes. However, the most important part of the legislation is that it allows them to block and slow down sites which haven’t paid them. Let’s discuss what this means to you:

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You can read the original article at http://www.netconsonance.com/2014/09/why-net-neutrality-matters-to-you/. Comments are welcome here or there as you please.
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