Net Neutrality Videos & Discussion Megathread

###Net Neutrality is the principle that internet service providers and governments regulating most of the Internet must treat all data on the internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.

/r/Videos attempts to avoid directly political content when possible, so much so that it is our [Second Rule.](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/wiki/rules#wiki_rule_1_-_no_politics) Unfortunately, the issue of diminished or destroyed net neutrality is one that threatens /r/Videos as well as the internet **in its entirety.** As such, please use this megathread as a ground to discuss this hot topic, share relevant videos, and discuss the topic of net neutrality. Further posts about this topic outside of this thread will be removed, but are permitted in /r/PoliticalVideo.

##### Links

* [Battle for the Net](https://www.battleforthenet.com/) where calls can be made to Congress regarding net neutrality. (*Reportedly experiencing an outage for certain functions*.)

* [Save the Internet](https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home) is similar to Battle for the Net, where petitions can be signed and calls can be made.

* [“The Internet is under attack. This is the Battle for the Net.”](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/7ehm5i/the_internet_is_under_attack_this_is_the_battle/?utm_content=comments&utm_medium=hot&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=videos) Videos thread by /u/k0let.

* [“”Net Neutrality explained and why it matters.” | TotalBiscuit”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K88BU3kjZ-c)

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  1. Hello All,

    This thread will be up until the **14th December**, which is when the FCC will vote on this topic.

    Unfortunately as we were one of the first to post about this yesterday a lot of the top level comments on this thread are wrongly suggesting we were killing the discussion and suppressing it. As you can see by the front page of /r/all for the last 12+ hours we did anything but that.

    Please sort by new or best in the comments to continue the discussion.

    Check out the following subreddits for more info:

    * [/r/NetNeutrality](https://www.reddit.com/r/netneutrality/)
    * [/r/KeepOurNetFree](https://www.reddit.com/r/KeepOurNetFree/)
    * [/r/privacy](https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy)
    * [/r/VPN](https://www.reddit.com/r/VPN)

    Reply to this if you have anymore valuable resources and I will have them added to the OP.

    If you have a video that you’d like to post about this topic please check out [/r/PoliticalVideo](https://www.reddit.com/r/PoliticalVideo)

    I’ll also be around to answer any questions you may have.

  2. Isn’t anyone else a little suspicious as to why this issue is being addressed at this point in time? Unless there is some official deadline as to when this originally had to be decided, it seems oddly close timing to when the republicans are trying to pass their trainwreck of a tax reform bill. And it sure seems like everyone has forgotten about that…..
    I’m 100% in agreement with taking down these assholes trying to ruin the internet. I just also rely heavily on tax returns from my massive student loans so both of these issues are extremely important

  3. Text resist to 50409

    Send the below message if you want to help.

    Dear Senators and Representatives:

    Please support any amendment that would strike out Sections 628, 629 and 630 from the Government Appropriations. These sections would undermine the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules and prevent the agency from enforcing these critical protections. It is unacceptable to use a budget bill to circumvent the FCC’s open rulemaking process that millions of citizens participated in.

    The American people have called for strong net neutrality rules. Congress should let the FCC do its job, and not engage in unproductive partisan brinksmanship.

    Thank you,

  4. Voters Win. Losers Protest. 86 million people didn’t vote Nov ‘16. 7.5 million voted third party or other. Now we all pay the price. In Nov ’18 and Nov ’20 you’ll all have the opportunity to reverse whatever the FCC does now. BE THERE!!!

  5. I just hung up with Comcast and the promotion based sales rep had no idea what net neutrality is….she kept talking about the 2 year agreement and I asked will the agreement keep all my internet traffic the same? She said she doesn’t know. I said what does the agreement say. She says I DONT KNOW.

  6. can someone tell me if the repeal goes through successfully and ISP’s can truly become a “free market” – does the deregulation stop lobbying at all?

    because it appears if this passes the ISP’s will be allowed to start throttling/affecting our service AND also continue lobbying to disallow competition from moving in/building

  7. Sorry if this question has already been asked. I promise I’m not a shill, just legitimately curious. What was wrong with the internet pre-2015? I never heard of any attempt by telecom companies to do what people are saying will happen if net neutrality is repealed. Were they trying but being blocked by congress or some other regulatory agency? If it’s repealed, what will be different this time around as opposed to pre-2015?

  8. There was no Net Neutrality in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, or 2014. In 2015, Net Neutrality becomes an almost 400 PAGE regulation supported by Soros, Obama, and massive corporations. The Internet was free and open before Net Neutrality.

  9. There was no Net Neutrality in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, or 2014. In 2015, Net Neutrality becomes an almost 400 PAGE regulation supported by Soros, Obama, and massive corporations. The Internet was free and open before Net Neutrality.

  10. Just feeling really defeated about this

    I tried to warn and educated people about this during the election but everyone was more focus on “her emails”. Right now it feels no one is caring about this when they really should be

  11. Meanwhile, on Earth One

    After welcoming the NBA Champions Seattle Super Sonic to the Whitehouse, President Clinton signed the Net Neutrality bill called the “Internet Freedom Act” into law.

    If you would like to go to Earth-One we have the Alternative Earth Package for 25.99

  12. [“It’s Time To End Net Neutrality” – Mega64](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQkfbI3UWGs)

    Mega64 tackles the issue with satire, offering a faux-optimistic breakdown of how our favorite branches of the web could be blocked off into separate subscription packages.

    One of their most recent r/videos hits was [their take on The Fine Bros’ React World fiasco](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/43a7kx/reaction_to_the_fine_bros_react_special/).

  13. **Copy pasta but worth sharing and reading!**
    These are the emails of the 5 people on the FCC roster. These are the five people deciding the future of the internet.
    The two women have come out as No votes. We need only to convince ONE of the other members to flip to a No vote to save Net Neutrality.
    Blow up their inboxes!
    Ajit Pai – Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
    Mignon Clyburn – Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
    Michael O’Reilly – Mike.O’Reilly@fcc.gov
    Brendan Carr – Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
    Jessica Rosenworcel – Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov
    Spread this comment around! We need to go straight to the source. Be civil, be concise, and make sure they understand that what they’re about to do is UNAMERICAN.
    Godspeed!

  14. Example of the effect:

    I currently pay About ten bucks for my phone once a month. I can call, text two international countries unlimited blah bla blah.

    Here’s where the fun starts. My data is given to me as 1.2 gigs of free internet use for any capability of my phone. Once those are up, I get unlimited use of Facebook, twitter, instagram, and a couple more.

    What I’m saying is, America is like a last stand. The precedence has been set. The consumer has answered long ago in countries with less informed people. You guys were last. Better win the fight, fuckers.

  15. What do you guys think about people that are against NN for the sole reason of “I want a limited government and I’m not okay with the government sticking their hands into everything,”?

    That’s my brother and dads opinion. They don’t realize how good NN is, but instead are completely biased against anything Obama has created. They think the government regulating things (for the good of us) is terrible for the free market and freedom of the people.

    Any good remarks?

  16. I get the gist of what’s going on, but I haven’t really followed since it first started. Exactly, WHY, does the FCC want ban net neutrality? What’s the reasoning/logic/ or purpose/goal to repeal it? I mean, I’ve read a few posts about the consequences of net neutrality gone and how the companies benefit from it, but I want the, I guess you could say, “PR” behind the FCCs efforts, like “We want to ban it to encourage competition, etc, etc”.

    Does anyone know? Would like it in layman’s terms, if possible. I’ve tried searching but all I get are hits on what’s net neutrality and why it matters.

    Thanks!

  17. Reasons Why Net-Neutrality is Drummed Up BS

    1. This rule has never been in place before and we have never had the Armageddon of having to pay piecemeal for our internet usage.

    2. If companies did divvy up websites like channels, they’d have to pay those websites (at the very least for being a part of the advertising) which would be so much paperwork that it would probably end up costing the company money.

    3. Website traffic changes EVERY DAY. It is literally impossible to know what site to try to “sell” to consumers. This whole piecemeal idea is just not feasible as a business model.

    4. By setting up net neutrality, we are giving up our ability to make a “new internet” at any point in the future without repealing this (as it would become far too difficult to constitute an equal share of internet connectivity for a new platform to experiment on and not getting an equal share would be illegal; any proposed plans would be rejected)

    Setting up net neutrality is like two teenagers getting married because they got pregnant and are too scared to do anything else; too scared to see what temporary stability will mean for their future; too scared to look at all the other options.

  18. NN=fcc government control. NN=helping big corporations “content providers” pay less for their huge amount of bits in our pipes. If you believe the internet should be free and governed by the people aka “consumers” then you should be happy the fcc is dropping NN. For all those who are going to scream and say but ips are evil and censor content and slow our Internet down…. sorry not going to happen. You have been a victim of fear mongering propaganda lead by Soros 200 million investment for NN, along with Google,Netflix,Facebook and even an isp like comcast. Anything the government touches will kill investments and lead to more regulation. A good example is look what happened to healthcare under the Reagan administration. Look at other countries with NN and notice how there Government has required twitch streamers to buy a license before streaming content. Isps will not and cannot go agianst the consumers because it would a business killing strategy. 70% of consumers in US has 2-3 options for isps. The free market will work like It did pre 2014. Idc what you link me the internet was fine back then and had more money invested because regulations like NN kill investment and innovative. If NN wins mark my words you will hate yourself someday.

  19. Should I make a twitter account? I never saw the appeal (why would my words matter[make a difference] kinda thing) but with politicians using it… even the president… I’m not sure it would even matter.

  20. > Net Neutrality is the principle that internet service providers and governments regulating most of the Internet must treat all data on the internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.

    thats a great principle but thats not the regulations we want to repeal. the regulations in question have to do with peering agreements. are you familiar with that?

  21. i was originally against removel of net nutrality but i’ve done more research and i think you should listen just for a moment. what NN basically did was eliminate compitition, not put people on an equal playing field. allowing the government to gain controlover how companies regulate how they do business. “example” i was to get a choice between centurytel and a better internet provider in my region. now that cant happen because it would compete with centurytel eliminating the competion to “small companies” we were supposed to get 10m but instead we get 3m. removing NN basically gives control to the people instead of the government because it essential brings back competition. (heard any competition for google? netflix? how about youtube? any competition for them?) and not only that but the internet itself has not changed in 10 years. no innovation and no need to because companies by out each other until u only have 1 option. hense why disney owns star wars. when will we see a mouse in the newest movies i wonder. you have hundreds of radio stations owned by 5 companies because they were brought out because of how little they could compete, this includes games too. and especially netflix they have no competition. especially with EA if they havent suported the removel of net nutrality i want you to ask why. follow the money my friends and you will learn something different. essentially NN gices the government control of how to regulate the internet instead of the people. and who do you think knows it better? who would companies need to kiss the asses of the government or the people because right now simply used game companies as an example of what NN did. if it was gone than the companies would need to appease the people instead of the government because unless you can afford it (as a company) the only innovation thats comming is fifa sequals, terrible movie hell more “fake news.” remember i was all in for NN but simply do more research n ask why as a person you want it gone, how did it get worse after it was implemented and try n not FOCUS on what the companies will do cause they will appeases whoever holds the collar. and who should hold it? who know what is better people or government. poor or millionaires. simply put you want it gone dispite what you may think will happen right now the effects of NN is stunting development and companies are devouring eachother for profit, leaving you with one option out of 2. the good one and the bad one.

  22. While age shouldn’t be a barrier to any engagement, productivity should. None the less, the juveniles, as the youngs who say they should be given the rights as is accorded to the adults should in turn be treated as evolved adults–rewards and punishments. On my subjective view, a man is a child twice in his life journey–at the begining after birth and at the end before death, for those who go to the graves with grey hairs.

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