The internet is a place of endless delight — but you shouldn’t take it for granted.
Today, dozens of popular tech companies and websites are urging people to protect the free and open internet by participating in a “Day of Action,” an online protest meant to drum up support for net neutrality regulation.
The net neutrality rules in question prevent companies like AT&T, Charter, Comcast, and Verizon from blocking or slowing down access to services they choose. They also prevent companies from charging more money for access to specific websites (like, say, Netflix or YouTube).
The rules were installed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 under the Obama administration and are expected to be rolled back by the Trump administration. Read more…