Wednesday marks a day of protest across the web, with tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, and scores more demonstrating their support for net neutrality. Rightly so. Net neutrality is the defining issue of the internet today, the difference between a free and open online experience and one where corporations dictate what you can see, and how fast you can see it.
To understand the importance of net neutrality–and the public fight to preserve it–we’re gathering here a collection that illustrates what it is, why it matters, and how lost the internet would be without it. Read it today, remember it tomorrow, and keep the fight going for as long as it takes.
The fight to safeguard net neutrality got a serious boost from the Day of Action, but needs long-term commitment and planning to put that momentum to good use. Here’s how you can keep banging the drum, for however long it takes.
During his tenure as FCC chair in the Obama administration, Tom Wheeler fought to preserve the fundamentals of net neutrality. Without it, he says in this exclusive interview, internet freedom will be lost.
Sam Altman, president of the influential Y Combinator start-up indicator, argues in this op-ed that early-stage companies shouldn’t merely take an interest in net neutrality; they have an obligation to fight for it.