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Net Neutrality

BY NATHAN GUENTHER
ENC 3241

What is it?

Definition: The principle that


Internet service providers should
enable access to all content and
applications regardless of the
source, and without favoring or
blocking particular products or
websites.

Essentially Freedom online

All bits (data) in transfer are


treated equal in transfer

Who's fighting for it?


Nonprofits & Organizations

Electronic Frontier Foundation


(EFF)

Freepress (Save the Internet)

Fight for the Future

Battle for the Net

Stop Fast Track

American Civil Liberties Union

Demand Progress

Who's fighting for it? (2)


Companies & People

John Oliver (Ex.


Last Week Tonight)

Google (Take Action)

Netflix

Reddit

Mozilla

Millions of Internet Users across


the world

Who's Fighting Against it?

Cable Companies

Comcast

AT&T

Verizon

Time warner

Government Agencies

NSA, DEA, FCC (debatable)

Certain Members of the House &


Senate

Who's Fighting Against it? (2)

What's the difference?

Progress so far

Almost 4 million comments on


the FCCs website demanding
Net Neutrality

Obama directly asking FCC to


support Title II Reclassification

February 26, 2015 the FCC


Passes Title II. A huge step
forward!

Now to get congress on the side


of the people, and not the
corporations

What's the difference? (2)

Net Neutrality prevents.

Cable companies from charging


YOU

To access specific services online

For faster connection to specific


services

Cable companies from charging


COMPANIES

Fees to reach their customers (Ex.


Netflix > Comcast deal )

Faster routes to their customers


(Ex. Fast Lanes)

How can I Help?

Follow & Support the organizations listed prior that figh for net
neutrality

Regularly call your representatives when important issues are on


the table

House

Senate

Governor

Mayor

Sign your name on online petitions to showcase support in


numbers.

How can I Help? (2)

Switch providers for services and products you use to


alternatives that are known to support net neutrality

When voting, consider privacy, internet regulations, and


surveillance into your candidate decision

SPREAD THE WORD!

Stay educated on the process of the battle

Its been a long road

With a long road ahead

Congress and lobbyists keep fighting back with new legislation


hoping they can sneak it though

Alternatives
Against:

For:

Namecheap / HostGator

Go Daddy

Netflix / Hulu / YouTube

Comcast / Cable Providers

Microsoft / Google / AOL

IBM / Juniper / Cisco

Donation opportunities
Donation:

Organization:

Freepress

Save The Internet Donate

ACLU

Membership & Donate

Fight for the Future

Donate

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Donate

Conclusion

It come down to this. If you want


your internet bill & service to be
like your cable TV, then dont
support Net Neutrality.

An example of a potential internet


bill in the future can be seen to
the right.

However if you demand freedom,


and quality service, then support
Net Neutrality.

The U.S. essentially invented the


internet, but are now ranked 30 th
in the world for broadband speeds.
(due to cable companies)

Conclusion (2)

When people stand together, amazing things happen.

This has been proven already with the world online, and the youth
especially refusing to submit to corporate interests.

This has forced organizations to spend 10s of billions of dollars on


lobbying and misinformation for net neutrality.

The best thing is to form you own opinion, look at the facts, and ask
yourself what you prefer.

Be aware of false & inaccurate information, propaganda, and hype


around the issue.

It is important, but its more complicated than most understand.

The best thing you can do is support the representatives who are on
our side.