Net Neutrality

Supporting "Network Neutrality" means supporting the preservation of the fundamental principles on which the Internet was founded. The Internet was designed with no gatekeepers over new content or services. This design empowers you, the consumer and end user, to individually choose content and services for a demographic of one, rather than having content chosen for you. This system has empowered small numbers of people to create important innovations such as search engines, blogging, wireless internet, and voice over internet(VOIP) that might not have been possible with centralized control of the network.

Protecting an open, neutral Internet also means promoting economic competition, which is good for consumers. Just as the examples of innovation above are allowed to flourish due to a neutral Internet infrastructure, many of the same services, with VOIP and other communications services as key examples, provide important competitive alternatives in traditionally monopolized industries.

If the Internet gave preference to certain companies and services, it would simply give your attention, time, and money to the highest bidder, rather than allowing a free marketplace for ideas, information, and services.

In sum, the network that provides your Internet access should not be choosing what content and services you want to see. You should always have the choice how you spend your time and money! Network Neutrality ensures the Internet remains an engine of innovation and levels the economic playing field.

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