"This is about Internet freedom. "Network Neutrality" — the First
Amendment of the Internet — ensures that the public can view the
smallest blog just as easily as the largest corporate Web site by
preventing Internet companies like AT&T from rigging the playing
field for only the highest-paying sites.
But Internet providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are spending
millions of dollars lobbying Congress to gut Net Neutrality. If
Congress doesn’t take action now to implement meaningful network
neutrality provisions, the future of the Internet is at risk.
Network Neutrality — or "Net Neutrality" for short — is the guiding principle that preserves the free and open Internet.
Net Neutrality ensures that all users can access the content or run the
applications and devices of their choice. With Net Neutrality, the
network’s only job is to move data — not choose which data to privilege
with higher quality service.
Net Neutrality is the reason why the Internet has driven economic
innovation, democratic participation, and free speech online. It’s why
the Internet has become an unrivaled environment for open
communications, civic involvement and free speech."
[via Brenda Dammann]