Wednesday was Net Neutrality Day of Action as websites of all stripes posted messages to their visitors asking them to reach out to the FCC on the issue of maintaining an open internet. The agency is on the verge of repealing rules which require internet service providers to allow equal access to all sites. Industry consultant Amanda Lotz, with the University of Michigan, tells us consumers will pay the price if some websites receive a lower level of service because they can’t pay.
“Whether it’s the library, whether it’s an educational institution; they’re potentially in a position where they’re going to be disadvantaged because they just don’t have the money to pay to exist at these faster speeds.”
Amazon, Vimeo, and Netflix are among the tech companies that support net neutrality. Reddit users on Wednesday were greeted with a net neutrality message upon logging on.