The end of the open internet?
John Oliver explains how cable companies are using complex language to obscure the debate over net neutrality. He also is asking everyone to chime in and leave their comment on the FCC’s website.
But what is the importance of net neutrality and why is it so urgent to keep the internet the way it currently is?
Stephen Menendian from UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society explains:
Broadband touches almost every facet of modern life from education to employment to entertainment. Broadband can affect one’s ability to learn about and apply for jobs, research homework assignments, access medical records, pay bills, participate in local government, and much more. It is a platform for innovation and expression. It is difficult to imagine opening a business or getting an education without it.
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