Cartoon: Understanding Net Neutrality
What it is, and why you should care
Net Neutrality in a way we can all understand it, thanks to Michael Goodwin of Economix Comix.
Net neutrality doesn’t sound very exciting, but if we lose it, a lot of people will be upset. Michael Goodwin, in collaboration with artist Ian Akin, explains just what net neutrality means and why we should all care about it in the following cartoon.
Right now, the Internet is a place we can all go an explore. It is a place where we can find information, share ideas, communicate and collaborate and importantly for Popular Resistance, organize. It is an essential tool in our lives where people find things they need and sign up for services. Can you imagine if instead of a public highway, it started to function as a restricted toll road?
We have until July 15 to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission to tell them that the Internet was created with public dollars and it belongs to all of us. Go to FCC.gov/comments and click on proceeding 14-28. If you value an open Internet where we have equal access, tell the FCC to reclassify it as a Common Carrier and make net neutrality the law. That is the best way to protect the net from giant telecoms who want to control and monetize it.