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Oh, where has the internet gone?

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Since 2015, there has been a big debate on if the Net Neutrality should be passed or not. On December 14th, there was a vote held to see if the bill should pass or not. The bill did pass with a vote of 3-2.

What is Net Neutrality? According to savetheinternet.com, “Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked.” This means all internet servers are supposed to work at the same rate and free of charge. Now with the bill changing, people may have to start paying for their favorite apps and favorite tv shows, such as Facebook or Snapchat.

Many people have enraged over this, including different companies. They are looking at the possibility of losing their customers because people aren’t going to want to pay for these apps.

Many companies have decided to start making their rules for their products and they are also raising prices. For example, according to www.thenextweb.com, “Comcast, still feasting on its holiday bounty in the form of net neutrality’s carcass, is starting 2018 off by doing what it does best: price gouging its customers. Along with AT&T, Dish TV, and several other providers, it will raise prices in January.”

The prices of things are going up. Internet packages are going to cost more because the internet is going to be harder to get.

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