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What might the consequences of a change in net neutrality be for nonprofits in the USA?
Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
Good question. But I don't know of any specific changes for anyone if they dump it. I've heard some of the talk about what's possible, but no information to confirm that it will have ill effects.
It should be a given that there is equal access and equal availability. But this current administration has turned so many things that should be common sense on their heads that it's hard to keep up. We can't assume that fair, rational thought a place in any part of the government these days.
We have more information about this here on our blog.
" Internet Will Cost Us More or We Will Get Less
To put it very plainly, nonprofits could be forced to pay more to avoid being stuck in the "slow lane" of the Internet.
This is not in the intended spirit of the Internet. It is not in the interests of nonprofits. It is not in the interests of the communities we serve.
It is vitally important the FCC hear from as many nonprofits as possible. Techsoup has submitted a comment that you can read here. Instructions for how to make your voice heard are at the bottom of this blog post. It is critical that the volume (and content) of the comments submitted be sufficient to let the FCC know how many people care about what it is doing and are watching carefully."
Read more about it here: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/b/tsblog/archive/2017/07/12/net-neutrality-we-need-your-help.aspx
There will be a voting on the new rules tomorrow.
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