Net Neutrality is dead and we're all in a lot of fucking trouble...
by David Davila (playwright / songwriter)
Did you know the US Appeals Court just struck down the FCC's Net Neutrality law? Do you even care?
Probably not, but you really should. You really, really should. Net Neutrality is the idea that everything on the internet is equal and as long as you have access to the internet you have access to EVERYTHING on the internet.
It's what makes it possible for little blog articles by nobody-writers to go viral at any given moment. It's what makes it possible for a video of a baby in Africa to become office chatter on a Monday morning. It's what makes it possible for start-up companies to pull forward and become leaders in their field, and it's what makes it possible for students to find out the answer to any question they could possibly ask at any time.
It's called Net Neutrality and on January 14, 2014 the US Appeals Court said that it was illegal.
WHAAAAAAAATTTT???????????????? WTF?????? ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME????? WTF? In related news, the US government is considering changing the US slogan from "Land of the free, home of the brave" to "Land of the [this space for sale], home of the monopoly."
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Let's get real here folks. This is a way for companies like Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless to keep their monopolies alive and well. Netflix has been the first real enemy to ever really go up against cable and now cable companies are scrambling trying to keep their strongholds.