This week a Federal court overturned the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet Order.
This means that now Internet Service Providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T can decide which websites you will be allowed to visit. They can slow down or block access to certain sites (read: smaller, poorer companies and bloggers), and they can speed up access to sites (read: large, well-funded companies) who can afford to pay hefty access fees.
Net neutrality isn’t dead yet, but it is very sick; the FCC can still reassert its authority over broadband.
To read more about this latest blow to a free internet, check out these articles by Craig Aaron