First question you should be asking...
"What the heck is Net Neutrality and why do I care?"
Quick answer...
You use the internet so you are affected.

In the past month, the topic has bubbled up to a more national stage. Days after the mid term elections, President Obama threw the gauntlet down by petitioning that the internet needs strong regulations to make sure it remains "free and open."

Naturally the opposite political party must fire back with hyperbole...

Let's take a breath here and consider the definition of Net Neutrality.

“Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.”
— Wikipedia

Since the internet began it has remained mostly free and open. The smallest business could have the same speeds and stability as the largest of corporations. However, in the past decade that has started to erode. Companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T (there are others as well) have increasingly made different deals to different companies for the SAME internet. Essentially the larger you get the better deal they would cut you with the agreement your connection would be given priority and be the fastest.

The one part we can all rest assured of is that both sides will continue making their statements no matter how crazy. They know that most people don't even know what they are talking about.

Well now you know.

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