Net Neutrality

I agree with net neutrality.  At first, I was skeptical, because I thought ISP’s should be able do what they want, plus since we pay for internet it must be a product.  But then I learned that by creating high speed lanes, they are slowing down many peoples internet, which is not okay.  Furthermore, the internet is so essential in today’s world, so even if it is a product, it is also almost a necessity, like water and light.  I don’t think it should be treated differently, and don’t want to have to worry about slow internet speeds, because I don’t have the money to pay for fast ones. This would probably negatively affect the majority of people who use the internet.  It could negatively affect schools too, that can’t afford the best internet fast lanes, which would affect students learning.

Moreover, without net neutrality, ISP companies will decide what you can and can’t do and how fast your favorite movie on Netflix loads, or if your YouTube video buffers or not.  The internet should be a free space, and I don’t want my free time affected negatively, because ISP companies want more money.

I learned that on February 26, the FCC will have their monthly meeting, as well as make their decision on net neutrality.  I know Obama is a strong advocate of Net Neutrality, and has tried to regulate ISP companies. However, ISP companies have resisted.