On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word.
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Net Neutrality is the concept that all data on the internet should be treated the same by both internet service providers (ISP) and governments. So this is saying that regardless of what apps, content, or websites you visit on the internet, you as a user should not be treated differently because of those factors through either throttled speeds or price hikes from your ISP.