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5 Freedoms You’ll Lose Without Net Neutrality

17
May
2014

But what if the electric company provided inadequate power to your Whirlpool refrigerator, because Whirlpool hadnt paid a fee? Unlike public utilities, your Internet service provider (ISP) can abuse its power to influence which Internet businesses win and lose by slowing down or even blocking sites and services. Under FCC’s “Open Internet Order, that a court struck down in January, wired broadband providers were forbidden from discriminating against any type of Internet traffic that flows through their pipes — a principle widely known as net neutrality.

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