The end of net neutrality is why everything that you enjoy on the internet is about to cost you more (video)


You may not have noticed yet but we have just lost the most important free speech issue of our time. In another example of American un-exceptionalism, global corporate greed has been allowed to run roughshod over other nations’ rights of self-determination.  Two weeks ago an American court ruled against an open internet and ended net neutrality for the world.


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Most internet traffic originating in Western Europe at some point is routed through servers in the US.  Whether you are doing a Google search or sending an email from your Hotmail or Yahoo account or paying with a Visa card most of the stuff you do online is subject to US regulation.  It is why the NSA have found it so easy to collect and analyse all of your emails and it also the reason the US court’s decision on net neutrality affects everyone.

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It is a disastrous decision for which we will all pay again and again and again.

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If you don’t know what net neutrality is or why it is important here is a handy video explanation.

Original post published 23 January 2014

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