The End of Net Neutrality, but Maybe Not the World


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Okay, so this series is very U.S. centric, but it may apply to you in the future even if you're not there, so you might want to keep reading.

Over the past few weeks, the debate of net neutrality has intensified as the FCC has moved to end these policies in the United States. Will this be bad for consumers and innovation? Well, maybe. This is a perfect opportunity for manufactured outrage? For sure. The cast of characters is tailor-made for the kind of melodrama we're seeing. We have the FCC, which lords over our internet access, headed by Ajit Pai, a lawyer who used to represent Verizon, who makes no bones about his pro-ISP perspective. And the rest of us poor, downtrodden peasants who just need to do what the FCC tells us. Really, it's structured like a Disney movie, it's ridiculous.