It's a confusing time for net neutrality legislation. Since the FCC voted to repeal Title II protections for the open web in December, a lot of solutions are being thrown around. One good rule is to never trust any arguments presented by telecoms. Alas, on Wednesday, AT&T issued a laughable statement saying it supports net neutrality, but it might need "fast lanes" to keep self-driving cars from slamming into each other.
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If all goes as the USbFCC's Republican commissioners planned, December 14 will be known as the day that net neutrality died in the US. But thanks to the mercifully slow gears of the federal bureaucracy, big changes don't happen immediately. On Thursday, the US Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality protections is scheduled to hit the federal register. Sixty days later, it will be official. But there's a lot happening in the meantime.
Why aren't the images loading? Why is Orange is the New Black buffering? What is going on? Your web browsing experience may feel a whole lot different. Some of your favourite websites may appear to be broken and a lot of people will be talking about net neutrality. Here's a rundown of what this "Day of Action" is all about.
The last time the US had a major fight over net neutrality, the "Internet Slowdown Day" protests were credited with helping push the FCC to reclassify the internet as a Title II utility. Now that net neutrality is the closest it's ever been to dead, activists and tech giants are rallying to mount a protest, and we're about to find out if it's possible to save the internet one more time.