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Net Neutrality Is Going to be the Most Critical Issue For This Generation

Saturday, July 4, 2015 19:47
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Net Neutrality

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The video below sums up what “Net Neutrality” REALLY is, and how it is NO more “Neutral” than Obamacare was “Affordable.” Advocates say that Net Neutrality means guaranteeing free speech on the Internet. Without it, big telecoms could control what you see and how you see it. But what is the truth about Net Neutrality? The truth of the advocates argument is pure nonsense intended to do precisely what it did: dupe the masses who were too lazy to find out what the REAL FACTS were. As usual, Americans listened to the talking heads on TV, nodded their heads, and did the whole clapping seal routine, all while managing to convince themselves they were supporting something that was a  good idea.

Net Neutrality was sold (by the liberal Obamamania media) as a way to make things more “FAIR,” and “Netflix Streaming” was a bogus hot button issue that was thrown around a lot intending to dupe people. It did. Net Neutrality is so “Neutral,” when the GOP led Congress demanded to know what the new rules were, Obama’s FCC Chairman said they were too “SECRET” to share with Congress. Shep Smith isn’t exactly a conservative either, he’s a raging liberal, and even he shreds his guest about how HORRIBLE these rules are. Neutral? Uh… I think not. 

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In the second video, for a bit more of a hotheaded explanation but nonetheless still a completely accurate explanation, Alex Jones goes bonkers on Obama’s big scam. In addition to the videos, find out below why it is CRUCIAL we get this issue fixed with the next President in 2016, or this generation faces a bleak future for free speech. I highly suggest also checking out my post titled, Net Neutrality: What it REALLY Means, & How it REALLY Impacts You.

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The Internet has completely revolutionized the way we live. Indeed, it’s one of the most innovative and important developments in history. It has connected the world in unprecedented ways and, like Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press, has helped spread information and knowledge at an exceptionally rapid rate.

It’s likely difficult for many Millennials to imagine a world without the Internet. Today, we use the Internet for communication, information, entertainment and beyond.

The Internet has also fostered many of the most imaginative companies in recent history. Likewise, social media has dramatically altered the way we interact, and has also become an integral aspect of political discourse.

Correspondingly, we can’t forget the multiplicity of ways in which the Internet has fueled entrepreneurship among Millennials.

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From Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel, many of the most successful members of this generation have been catapulted to the top via the World Wide Web. It’s been the catalyst for a start-up revolution.

In many ways, the Internet is what has allowed Generation-Y to move forward, despite the numerous obstacles brought on by the Great Recession.

This is precisely why now, more than ever, we need net neutrality. As the generation of the Internet, this is arguably the most important issue for Millennials.

Net neutrality sounds incredibly boring, but it’s actually extremely important.

Net neutrality is probably the least sexy issue in politics right now, or as John Oliver puts it:

Net neutrality: The only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are, ‘Featuring Sting.’ And hearing people talk about it is somehow even worse.

…But here’s the thing: Net neutrality is actually hugely important. Essentially, it means that all data has to be treated equally… It’s why the Internet is a weirdly level playing field.

Oliver is absolute right; net neutrality ensures the Internet remains unfettered by corporate interests.

Without it, Internet service providers (ISPs) can essentially strong-arm certain companies and websites into giving them money for faster Internet access.

This impacts popular sites like Netflix especially, in the sense that ISPs could take notice of its profits and impose fees in exchange for speedier Internet. If Netflix refused to pay, the ISP could conceivably slow down Netflix deliberately until it coughed up.

One might characterize this as a form of digital discrimination.

In other words, without net neutrality ISPs could make binge-watching “House of Cards” much more difficult. This might be beneficial in terms of your addiction to Netflix, but it’s bad for the Internet overall.

Net neutrality means ISPs, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, can’t play favorites with content providers, applications and websites. It keeps the Internet open, fair and equal, which is also vital in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship.

If ISPs are allowed to impose fees for better service, or “fast lanes,” then tech startups would struggle to compete with major companies like Netflix and Facebook. We need net neutrality to keep things fair and competitive.

It makes sure all content and information is treated equally, which is also imperative in regards to freedom of expression, speech and information.

The government is not trying to control the Internet, it’s trying to protect it.

You might be wondering why this is an issue right now. Long story short, for the past several years, it’s been at the center of a heated political debate surrounding the FCC and its authority to regulate the Internet.

The divisive issue has come to a head in recent months.

Proponents of net neutrality, represented primarily by President Obama and other Democrats, argue that all content and applications on the Internet should be given equal treatment.

In other words, ISPs shouldn’t be able to impose fees on websites in order for them to have faster Internet. They argue that net neutrality is crucial to fostering the development of new companies and ideas.

Opponents of net neutrality contend that the Internet is too convoluted to attempt to regulate it. They’re essentially arguing that regulating the Internet stifles both innovation and capitalism.

This position is championed by conservative politicians like Senator Ted Cruz.



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Rob Flaherty, Director of Digital Media at the Democratic National Committee, spoke with Elite Daily on the matter and argued in favor of net neutrality. In particular, Flaherty emphasized how important the matter is for Generation-Y, stating:

For a generation focused on innovating, net neutrality protections matter. President Obama’s proposal helps to level the playing field so everyone gets an opportunity to create the next great tech start-up.





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