As you may know, net neutrality is a vital part of telecommunications regulation in America and many countries around the world. Unfortunately, ISPs and telcos alike target and lobby to have net neutrality gimped or axed altogether, despite what their PR teams may try to tell you. What is net neutrality? Simply put, it makes it illegal for your internet service provider to throttle or censor websites, or force you to pay for access. ISPs are not fans of this, as it prevents them from charging their customers even more than they already do. For those of you that are unaware, cable and internet package prices in America have grown at a rate 4x that of inflation, which is absolutely sickening. Despite these historic rate hikes, many Americans still do not have access to truly high speed (100+ Mbps) despite the infrastructure being in place to do so. This is due largely in part to regional monopolies and lack of competition. Some ISPs are even placing data caps on customers in order to suck more money out of them. For those of you that are unaware, high data usage literally costs your ISP $00.00. Any fees that they collect are pure profit. With the election of Donald Trump to office also came the appointment of Ajit Pai to the position as commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC oversees ISP, telco, and other communications regulation. Pai is a former lawyer and lobbyist for Verizon Communications, which has been staunchly against net neutrality from the start. Even though Pai is no longer employed by Verizon, he still remains loyal to their ideals and their anti-consumer crusade. As an internet-based organization, we are strongly in support of net neutrality, seeing as it keeps our business model intact and minimizes costs. Gutting net neutrality could result in throttling of our network and services, and would likely make it unfeasible to operate without large sums of money. It could also cost you, as your ISP could be allowed to force you to pay for access to our content and services. Organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, and ACLU are fighting hard for net neutrality, and we support this fight. We strongly encourage you too, as your voice is important to this movement. Please support these organizations via submitting comments or via donations. It is vital for the future of the internet, and it is sad that we are having to fight this fight again. https://www.battleforthenet.com/ https://www.eff.org/ https://www.aclu.org/ You can tell FCC Chairman Pai your thoughts via the FCC's commenting system. Please see here for more information: https://dearfcc.org/ Thank you for reading and apologies for the off-topic post, but this is a big issue and directly affects us and you.