As an online writer I’ve got an honest interest in an open internet. A free internet. The advantages it affords to a recluse writer are enormous (not having to knock on doors, for example).
All that could disappear if the new net neutrality rules proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) become law.
In summary, the FCC intends to allow some ISP providers to charge different rates for fast and slow lines. Those with deep pockets will experience faster service while those without will be directed to slower lanes.
You, no matter who you are, probably have an interest in this issue as well. Especially if you are a Netflix subscriber. [Read more…]