A Guide to the Open Internet Even You Can Understand

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Tue, Dec 28th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

A Guide to the Open Internet

If you love your Internet, you should familiarize yourself with this guide to The Open Internet and the concepts of Network Neutrality. 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 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently debating legislation to define limits for internet service providers (ISPs). The hope is that they will keep the internet open and prevent companies from discriminating against different kinds of websites and services.

This is important. You should learn what Net Neutrality is about and you should understand why it is important you care.

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