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CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

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If you’re not freaking out about the fall of Net Neutrality, you’re doing it completely wrong.

You know what? There’s something that’s been bothering me for a while so I’m going to vent my frustrations a little bit. I know very few (if any) people will read it, but I gotta say it. 

Stop saying “The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference.” It isn’t true.

If you believe this, you’re wrong. I’m sorry, but you are. That’s like saying the opposite of big isn’t small, it’s medium. Opposites are the extremes. Good and bad, big and little, light and dark, high and low, love and hate. 

People who say this think they’re being all deep and poetic, but they aren’t, they’re just being wrong.

Okay, I’ve vented my frustration, now I can be a little more reasonable. I get why people say this. You know, if someone hates you, at least they’re still thinking about you. They still feel something about you. I get it. That doesn’t make them opposites, though.

So when I was a senior in high school I went to this haunted house with one of my friends. We wound up at the very end of our group and got separated  from everyone else like three times. The first time this guy just stepped out in front of us and we all just kind of stared at each other for a second. I guess he was waiting for some reaction, but we were too scared to react. So then he goes, “What’s the magic word?” 

I hesitated a second and said, “Please?” I swear he smirked as he stepped out of the way. We hurried to catch up with the group, but took a second to yell back “Thank you!”

That guy probably laughed his ass off once we were gone.

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