Make a stand for Network Neutrality

The Internet is one of the largest growing archives of information in the world, but what if you were restricted to use a majority of it? Passed in 2015, the network neutrality act was put in place to restrict internet providers, such as AT&T, to not limit the amount of reception each website received. As of mid July, the network neutrality act has been brought up to be repealed. This would allow internet providers to discriminate against specific websites, applications, or social media platforms such as Instagram or Snapchat. The best course of action, however, is not to repeal the act but to improve upon it.

Improving upon the network neutrality act would allow internet providers to not discriminate against websites, while allowing the Federal Communications Commision to refine the act’s guidelines. In return, in theory, this would be able to keep internet providers, the FCC, and the public happy, keeping their personal interests in order.

Although this would be solving many problems around the act, internet providers would have to lower spending because it would cost more to allow internet to each website. However, since the act was introduced in 2015, the amount of internet service spending has decreased by 5.6 percent or roughly two billion dollars. With lack of spending, internet service quality could decrease. As a result, internet speeds would become slower over a longer period of time.

If you would like to help support the network neutrality act, you can go to and take action.