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(YouTube)   Vi Hart explains net neutrality the only way she can   ( divider line
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Net Neutrality in the US: Now What?

Comprehensive info. From 2014 when we narrowly avoided losing net neutrality, but they just keep trying, don't they? 2017 version of this video would be almost identical.

Much links and fun times below:

We've stopped things like this before! You have power if you bother to take it.

Video script and better formatted version of the links below can be found on my blog:​us-now-what/

Politicians love when you personally contact them! It is a fact. If you're not in the US, make sure your local government considers this state of affairs an embarrassment for the US, not something to model your own rules on.

List of FCC commissioners and their twitters, emails, blogs, instagrams, etc:

Don't know how to contact your representative? Find out who they are and let them know you're watching them!

List of all proceedings available for comment:

Learn more about all this stuffs:

Court case ruling cable internet as an "information service" rather than "telecommunications service":​ble_%26_Telecommunications_Association_v​._Brand_X_Internet_Services
Communications act of 1934, describing common carriers under title II:​ons_Act_of_1934
Telecommunications act of 1996, including Title V, the CDA:​cations_Act_of_1996
Communications Decency Act, part of the Telecommunications act of 1996, which protected ISPs from liability:​ons_Decency_Act

The FCC's Open Internet Order 2010:​ternet_Order_2010
Verizon had the above overturned in 2014 as not applying to non-common carriers:​munications_Inc._v._Federal_Communicatio​ns_Commission_(2014)

A couple other attempts at net neutrality things:​eedom_and_Nondiscrimination_Act_of_2006​ons_Opportunity,_Promotion_and_Enhanceme​nt_Bill_of_2006

Data on internet speed from study "The Cost of Connectivity":​olicy/the_cost_of_connectivity_2013

Terms to know
Antitrust law:​es_antitrust_law
Common carrier:​ier
Game theory:
Net neutrality:​ity

Also see these other videos on the topic:
Extra Credits:
Hank Green:

Thankyou Emily Eifler and Christopher Hart for their advice!

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