FCC and Net Neutrality
For those of you who are unfamiliar with net neutrality, let us look towards the standard of the English language, UrbanDictionary:“An idea whereby all access to the collective Internets is equal. Where no limits on different throughputs or access to services are placed.”
That’s a pretty good definition right there. Now, some are concerned with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) position on net neutrality, because it would require the FCC attaining more power. However myself and many others are quite pleased with what they want, and how they mean to get it.
Basically, the big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) want to have their way with your bandwidth and charge you based upon how much you use the internet. They also want to control the load times of websites based upon how much that particular site is willing to pay for premium service. Now, if you know me, you know I ❤ Capitalism, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be a dick about it.
What the FCC wants to do, is treat the internet like a phone line, and regulate how you (and the websites) are charged. The FCC does NOT want to censor any of the content (much in contrast to previous actions of the FCC in regards to TV & Radio). They want to keep the internet the way it is, probably because the US currently dominates the shit outta the net and the FCC wants to keep it that way. If you introduce this douchebag price/service structure, people are going to say “fuck it” and host their sites and businesses on foreign servers. I don’t have a good way to end this post, so fuck it, the end!