Corporations don’t deserve the power to choose what we can and can’t access on the web, but they just may get it. Without some fast policy changes, Internet providers like Verizon and Time Warner will soon be able to decide which content loads the fastest, and create tiered pricing plans that could put small sites (like this one) off the map. We need net neutrality to keep the Internet fair, and to guarantee that free speech stays free. (Because no matter what the Supreme Court says, money is not really speech.)
This petition from MoveOn.org is headed for Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, and urges him to set rules to ensure net neutrality. Otherwise, your Internet access may soon resemble your cable service, with pricing plans that dictate what you can and can’t view. Not good.