Net Neutrality

So what is Net Neutrality and why is it in the news lately? Jody Victor’s crew will try to answer these questions.

According to wikipedia, Net Neutrality is “the principle that Internet all Internet traffic should be treated equally.” Open Internet is the “idea that the full resources of the Internet and means to operate on it are easily accessible to all individuals and companies.”

According to theOpenInter.net, “Network neutrality is the idea that your cellular, cable, or phone internet connection should treat all websites and services the same. Big companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast want to treat them differently so they can charge you more depending on what you use.” The site has an interesting info-graphic explaining this.

The FCC is slated to vote on Net Neutrality in February. They allowed a time of public comment on this until September 2014. You can read their proposal here.