This Thanksgiving, I'd like to talk about a very important issue of which many people are aware, but many more are not.
Currently, there are laws in place which require internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all internet traffic the same. I.E. Pandora and Spotify have to be treated the same, as do Hulu and Netflix. This is called Net Neutrality. However, there is currently a bill in Congress to do away with these rules. Under the new "rules", Comcast could purposefully slow down Netflix in order to force users into their own streaming service, Xfinity. Time Warner could make users pay extra money in order to access CNN and Fox rather than their own TWC News. Ford could pay off AT&T to slow down Tesla's website, and EA could pay to block Steam. The end of Net Neutrality would be the end of a free and open Internet and would be, in mine and many people's minds, a direct violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution. This is something near and dear to my heart, as this very Instagram account wouldn't have been possible without Net Neutrality.
Use the link in my bio or story to go to battleforthenet.com; putting in your information will connect you to resources on how to contact your congressional representatives. WE CANNOT let the internet be taken down.