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What Is Net Neutrality?

Today, you may be seeing a lot of information about net neutrality. Are you aware of what it is?

Internet service providers—like Sprint, Verizon, Comcast and many others—connect you to websites and services online. When you connect, you expect it to be quick, unfiltered and without additional charges.

The premise of net neutrality is to provide access anywhere online without prioritizing, slowing down or blocking sites or services online. Net neutrality is the way the Internet works today, according to federal law, and protects our right to communicate freely online.

Learn more about Net Neutrality.

Why many media outlets support net neutrality.

Day of Action July 12

Battle for the Net is organizing an online protest that includes thousands of websites, including Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter and Vimeo.

WRIR feels net neutrality is an important issue that will affect our ability to continue operating the station online. We are providing information on this issue to ensure our audience is well informed.

Past protests like the SOPA blackout and the Internet Slowdown have given practical examples of what the Internet could be like if the FCC’s Title II were abolished.

Learn more about Day of Action.