Hello, I am writing this blog today about a very important topic. In six days, the Federal Communications Commission, also known as the FCC, will vote to gut net neutrality laws. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, Internet freedom groups and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules. The rules prohibited Internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, "fast lanes" for sites that pay, and slow lanes for those who didn't pay.
In May 2017, Ajit V. Pai, chairman of the FCC and former deputy General Counsel at Verizon, introduced a plan to repeal net neutrality laws. Instead of it being decided on by the American public, only five people will vote on this plan. Three of which have already publicly said to be voting in favor of net neutrality's repeal. The repeal would allow Internet service providers to block, throttle, and create paid "fast lanes". Of course, the ISPs say they have no plans of doing that, but can they really be trusted? Once repealed, the internet will never be the same again.
How it will affect TDL
It has been widely discussed how the repeal of Net Neutrality will affect the Internet, but I want to discuss how it will directly affect TDL. Once repealed, TDL's community might suffer a lot. After ISPs start charging extra for sites, many users, including long time ones, might not be able to afford the extra fees. The loss of users will deeply effect the community as the chat will no longer be active, the Discussions will no longer be active, and most of the Wiki itself won't be active. Most of the progress done on this wiki will come to a startling halt. But this can still be prevented. Go to https://www.battleforthenet.com/ to find out more.