Maryland legislators have introduced a net neutrality law in the state house. Already, big cable companies are lobbying in Annapolis, trying to weaken the bill or make sure it doesn’t get enough votes to pass. But we know that Marylanders support net neutrality. Call your state legislator right now and tell them to pass HB 957 to restore net neutrality bill for Maryland!
Net neutrality is the principle that everyone should have access to websites and apps, preventing Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon from creating “fast lanes,” censoring content, throttling traffic and even outright blocking access to their competitor's products. This principle has guided the world wide web from the beginning, and has been protected by federal policy under Republican AND Democrat leadership since the early 2000s.
Unfortunately, Internet providers ignored this policy and even actively sued the federal government to destroy net neutrality protections … and they won. Their anti-consumer practices finally convinced the FCC to issue the Open Internet Order as a last resort in 2015. But under new leadership, the FCC has removed these regulations, threatening to end the web as we know it. A federal court ruling has opened up a path for net neutrality laws at the state and national level, giving open Internet supporters hope that the Save the Internet Act can enshrine net neutrality into law once and for all.
Comedian. (Watch this first!)
A short explanation of what's at stake.
And how Congress can use it to overrule the FCC and defend net neutrality.
Why we need net neutrality
Singer. Actor. YouTube star.
Member of European Parliament.
Senator. Former presidential candidate.
Hilarious and updated for 2017.
Law professor, with Colbert at Six Flags.
The Internet is under attack. This is the Battle for the Net.
Yes, Burger King. An amazing explanation.