Today, the FCC has voted, by a narrow 3-2 margin, to uphold stronger neutrality protections to keep the Internet open and free (as in freedom). The so-called “nuclear option” of Title II reclassification (referring to the Telecommunications Act of 1996) will govern ISPs under the same rules that apply to “copper-wire” telephone services. In a nutshell, ISPs will not be able to offer preferential treatment to any data moving over its wires/cables/radio frequencies, treating all data equally and simply passing the information from one party to another, regardless of content.
This is an important victory in the fight for true Net Neutrality, future of open communication, and–without hyperbole–freedom itself.
Keep it open. Keep it free. Keep it weird. #CantStopTheSignal