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Though 2018 is here, don’t expect the net neutrality debate to disappear. Though the FCC’s repeal last month was devastating, it’s had the pleasant side effect of turning the issue mainstream—so mainstream that it’s sure to become a talking point in the midterm elections, argues writer Klint Finley. Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts has already announced plans for a resolution to reverse the FCC’s decision, and Congress is coming under serious pressure to pass that resolution. The fight is far from over.
Grassroots groups have been able to rally support around internet issues before. Remember the SOPA/PIPA commotion back in 2012? Support from sites like Google, Wikipedia, and Reddit helped mobilize millions of people to beg Congress not to pass legislation that could threaten online freedom of speech. And it worked. “The general public gets that they should have uninhibited access to the internet,” former Hillary Clinton adviser Sara Solow tells Finley. “Democrats can take initiative on this, so it makes sense for them to campaign on it.”
More predictions for the year ahead: Venture capitalists will prioritize investing in blockchain over bitcoin, air travel will become a little less horrible, and voice assistants like Alexa will start raking in advertising dollars.
Voted Down. Some states are looking into suing to have it repealed.
Is a term you may or may not have heard before. As we tend to rely on the internet and data more and more, we absolutely need Net Neutrality. In short, without it, you may have to pay additional fees to use individual apps or services, video streamers like Netflix, or Youtube, or music streamers like Spotify or Pandora, or communication apps and services like email, or VOIP conversations
Here is a great explanation from The Business Insider.
Here’s more info on the subject. Read it and voice your opinion where it counts. Before all those fancy Smart TV’s you bought or will buy this Christmas Season will cost you more than you thought in the Long Run.