FCC And Net Neutrality: What You Need To Know Before Today’s Big Meeting

Source: Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable

This story is about net neutrality. Have we lost you yet?

Few words strike fear into the hearts of Internet advocates and boredom into the the minds of the general public like the phrase “net neutrality.” It ranks up there with “campaign finance reform”: huge importance, incredibly dull nomenclature.

But here’s why you should care: The biggest Internet companies in the world are squaring off against the biggest ISPs in the country on this issue, which will dictate the future of the Internet.

It’s Google vs. AT&T; Netflix vs. Comcast; Apple vs. Time Warner Cable. And there are billions of dollars at stake. These are the battle lines. They don’t get much bigger than that.

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