10 years ago some internet service providers (ISPs) started to openly discuss the idea of a 2 tiered system which would effectively create slow and fast lanes for internet traffic.
Meaning those who could afford the pay extra fees (such as big corporations) would have their internet traffic put into the fast lane, while those who could not (like small businesses and bloggers) would have their traffic put into the slow lane.
This gave birth to net neutrality laws, which are a set of rules and regulations that state all internet service providers and governments should treat data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.
These laws are now being reevaluated in many places and this summer, the EU decides on net neutrality. If we lose, European ISPs win the power to give some sites & apps special treatment—while slowing others to a crawl. Sites will protest with a slow loading icon based on Europe’s flag, to drive millions of comments to EU regulators.
Please do your part for net neutrality and learn how you can you join> You can get involved here
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