Net Neutrality

On Thursday, the new Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai will hold a vote to repeal the core protections of the Open Internet Order. In the lead-up to the vote, telecom giants are championing an order that would give them more control over what happens on the Internet. On the other side of the debate is everyone else — start-ups, businesses, educators, artists, advocates, and people of all backgrounds who are defending net neutrality, the principle that keeps the Internet free of corporate control. They argue that net neutrality is

I spent two years fighting for net neutrality as a full-time job. My activist friends wondered why I had taken on a techy cause -- wasn't I a civil rights activist? At 33, I had discovered that my entire life would not have been possible without net neutrality, the principle that protects the open Internet. I couldn't make films, speak, report, or organize without it -- and that's true for all of us from communities without access to power. I began to see net neutrality as the