Net Neutrality Speech

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Intro: In the era of Obama, net neutrality rules were set to provide a free and fair internet experience to everyone [6]. Net neutrality is the concept of making all content on the internet available to people at the same speed [1]. However, 3 years later, those laws are now being threatened to be revoked by the Federal Communications Commission(FCC), a US agency that regulates the internet and other technologies to make sure that they are being used fairly [5],[7]. Since then, there has been a lot of controversies regarding Net neutrality due to the recent decision made by the FCC to end it [3]. Thesis Statements: Although the decision to end net neutrality has already been made, some people are still arguing whether ending net neutrality was the right decision. Some people claim that it was the right…show more content…
Without net neutrality, internet providers can make consumers pay to access certain content. For example, internet providers can make YouTube accessible only if consumers pay $9.99 a month. With this restriction, people who can’t afford it will be denied from accessing YouTube, thus the freedom of internet to those consumers will ultimately be violated. b. Having our freedom of the internet violated will indirectly affect our freedom of speech and information. As stated above, having our freedom of information violated will result in the public being kept in the about issues happening around the world, but there is a bigger problem that arises. With our freedom of speech on the internet taken away, this will prevent people from spreading awareness about this catastrophe happening to people who do not have access to the internet. Due to this loss of information, this will widen the gap between the public and the group of people who are hostage to the catastrophe. There would be no information leaked to the public about the catastrophic event, therefore making it impossible for it to be
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