Speak up About Net Neutrality Now

If Ajit Pai and Donald Trump have their way, the FCC will dismantle the internet as we know it in December. They will dismantle net neutrality. Here’s what that means: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to throttle your internet traffic. This means a company like Comcast could make Verizon’s sites slow to a...

Net Neutrality and Privacy Are Now at Risk

Last year, Apple got into a fight with the FBI over an abandoned iPhone 5c. The iPhone belonged to the San Bernardino shooter. It was the shooter’s work phone, and he had destroyed both his and his wife’s primary phones, which were likely used to coordinate the attack It was highly unlikely that the phones...

Trump’s FCC Picks Are Bad News for Net Neutrality

Trump’s presidential win may spell bad news for anyone who’s not white, not straight, not cisgender, not male, an immigrant, or not Christian, but now his presidency could prove to be bad for another group: internet based businesses and internet users. Basically, all of you. That’s because Trump has chosen two men to serve as...

Net Neutrality Wins Again

Net neutrality is what keeps all websites equal. Without it, Comcast could slow down competitors sites, or overcharge Netflix for the same traffic speeds they give Hulu, their own Netflix competitor. Net neutrality also protects consumers, who could have their rates increased if they access certain websites. It’s the only concept that ensures all users...

Republican Congress Moves to Block Net Neutrality

Net neutrality, also known as Internet freedom, is a simple idea: all bits are created equal. It prevents telecommunication companies like Comcast from throttling services and charging different prices for equivalent speed. Comcast, for example, could decide that Netflix is a threat to Hulu, a service they own, and slow Netflix to a crawl unless...