Recently, revisions to the 1996 Telecommunications Act have been proposed, and everyone is bat-shit pissed off.
I’m not too great at explaining political mumbo-jumbo, so watch this instead.
and, now, remember when we all learned the internet was made of a series of tubes.
You can make a difference, no matter what MTV has said to you, so rock the FCC comments page at http://www.fcc.com/comments
This is what I told them:
As a citizen of the United States and as a lifelong customer of both cable and internet provider(s), I find the debate on revising the 1996 Telecommunications Act to be undoubtedly logical and also inevitable due to the immense growth of online capability that has occurred since 1996. However, the information I have been given on what these revisions would pertain to has proven to be very irritating and indecently inconsiderate of all customers in this situation.
Partitioning the internet would section a large region into subdivided areas of different hierarchal and monetary standing and value. This easy-to-understand concept of how basic economic capitalism and monopolization of corporations functions is a way to digress the development of free-reign opportunity and minimizes the available roaming area of the said consumers. This is definitely a harsh way to explain this systematic downsize of equal internet access, but none-the-less, it does apply.
Basically, I’ve been alive since 1993, been using the internet practically since my day of birth. I’ve been through dial-up, AOL, DSL, Ethernet, and now wi-fi, and I am not going to give up the right to fucking wi-fi. Dial-up was the worst and most annoying thing to endure as a child. Have you sat in front of a screen for the majority of your life? No, my generation has. We know how the internet works, and we know it does not work as a rationed object. It is illogical to try to pull back the reigns now. Considering how many hours I spent waiting for flash-games to load on the World Wide Web as a child, I am begging you to chill the fuck out with the ‘sectioning’ and ‘auctioning’ of internet space. I will NOT sit and wait for ANY website to load, because it is 2014. If you are trying to pass a law about the internet, then I assume you understand thoroughly my argument (see above^).