This is IMPORTANT to Everyone’s access to the internet.
The resolution the Senate passed Wednesday that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net-neutrality rules may ultimately go nowhere.
And one day, most likely in the not-too-distant future, net-neutrality protections will be the law of the land again — this time for good.
Support for the open-internet rules has only grown over time, both among the public and in the Beltway. And the more people know about the rules and what purpose they serve, the more they like and back them, no matter which side of the political aisle they’re on.
“People from across the political spectrum, from the far left to the far right, can all agree: They don’t want their cable company to control where they get their news and information, how they listen to music, or where they can stream videos,” said Evan Greer, the deputy director of Fight for the Future, an internet activist group that pushed hard for the Senate resolution.
To understand why a reinstatement of the net-neutrality rules is beginning to seem inevitable, you have to understand a bit about what they are and their past history.