Net Neutrality – The Internet You Need


It’s a lovely day today on 121 Mayberry Road. Our friends the Seymours are about to get a letter that will change their lives. Looks important John! Go ahead. Open it up! What is it, John? A letter from your internet provider? They’re going you upgrade your service? More streaming movies in high definition and music and television on demand? That’s wonderful! But wait! There’s some small print at the bottom. Say’s here some of your other services may slow down or disappear in order to make room for all that HD content. Looks like it’ll affect important sites and services you use everyday. You don’t care about keeping the internet balanced with Net Neutrality, John? You like HD movies, don’t you, John? And what goes better with a movie than a nice cold glass of soda pop? Imagine how great it would be if, instead of water, your pipes gave you soda pop in all the flavors you love best. You could have all the soda you want, any time you want it. It certainly sounds good now, but what about in the long run? Let’s take a look, shall we? Soda is too sticky to take a bath in. You can’t wash your car with soda. You can’t cook with soda… BLAH! Or do dishes with it. And you definitely can’t brush your teeth with it. My God! Look at you, John! You’re falling apart! Soda may be what you think you want, John. But water is what you need for your day to day life. It’s the same thing with your internet service. Right now you’re getting the internet you’re told you want, but you’re not getting the internet you need. No, John! Wait! It’s too horrible! OK! There’s your internet provider’s home page with access to their branded content and search engine. But let’s try to Google something. How about Facebook? Your fantasy football blog? Your sister’s vacation photos!? Your church’s web site!! The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Spectacular?!!?!!1! The FCC’s rules must not have been enough to keep your network open. I’m sorry, John. But there *is* hope, John. You should call your congress person and tell them you want Net Neutrality. Real Net Neutrality keeps both the mobile and wired Internet balanced so that you’ll always get the internet you want as well as the internet you need without the back room deals that let some services in while leaving others out. Yes, Net Neutrality. Tastes good, and is good for you. And it also makes soda! Net Neutrality: The Internet you Need! Call your congress person and tell them you want Net Neutrality today! Visit www.internetyouneed.com to find out more.

23 thoughts on “Net Neutrality – The Internet You Need

  1. I want everyone to notice that the only people that are opposed to Net Neutrality…are the ones who don't understand/have no idea what it is.

  2. @123elnat
    First of all, as Mark2k already pointed out, not everyone has a choice between multiple providers. Secondly, all major providers are in on this – they all want to abolish NN so they can upsell existing services. Switching providers won't help you, you're going to get the exact same restrictions regardless of what provider you pick. Third of all, in most municipalities, ISPs have exclusivity rights so you can forget someone starting a competing service without the restrictions.

  3. @rdhayes06 – If you think this has never happened, you must not pay attention. Comcast, RCN, Windstream, Verizon, etc, all have done it. It's not govt blocking or taking down sites. It's protection against ISPs doing that.

    And how many ISPs do you have in your area offering broadband speeds? Maybe 3, if you're lucky. Probably 2. And if they all practice the same types of control, in the name of keeping your prices down while they (magically, of course) make more money — then what?

  4. @rdhayes06 – If you think this has never happened, you must not pay attention. Comcast, RCN, Windstream, Verizon, etc, all have done it. It's not govt blocking or taking down sites. It's protection against ISPs doing that.

    And how many ISPs do you have in your area offering broadband speeds? Maybe 3, if you're lucky. Probably 2. And if they all practice the same types of control, in the name of keeping your prices down while they (magically, of course) make more money — then what?

  5. First off, just want to say that I'm very much in favor of NN, and enjoyed this video as entertainment. However, I don't believe this video offers an ideal explanation of the issue, no offense intended whatsoever.
    My main complaint is that, even without NN enforcement, you'd still see sites like Google and Facebook, just not the "next" Google or FB. ISPs want to charge large amounts of money to websites to be seen, so big ones will still be around. It's the small, newer ones that get punished.

  6. @Mark2k This is very true, and honestly I should have made my statement a little less "it will be this way so there." What I SHOULD have said was that both outcomes are possible and both will probably happen to some degree if NN is killed; ISP's may cut off things that they feel they can make more money off of doing themselves (i.e. movie renting) and may allow certain things to pass through for a fee (i.e. social networking). Again, all hypothetical.

  7. @Mark2k What I'm basically saying is I'm worried people WON'T realize how big a deal NN is if, assuming it's killed, they still see their old favorites (like facebook, google, etc.). They'll see them, figure nothing's changed, and think that NN was all just a bunch of "mumbo jumbo" (see anti-NN commercial, very lulzy), even though nothing new is being created because of ISPs cutting off the flow of creativity.

  8. I can't get enough of watching this. I used it for inspiration for an informative essay project.

    Still though, reminds me of that vintage cartoon style we lack nowadays.

  9. There is nothing wrong with his grammar. Stop trying to distract from the fact that he's pointing out the inherent faults of net neutrality that could lead to horrible consequences.

  10. You know it's a bad idea when someone tells you to "call your congressman" Translation, have someone force your opinion on others at the point of a gun.

  11. @rdhayes06 But what about putting down net neutrality for in the future for when the IPS decides they want to do something like this, there will already be laws preventing it. And some area's don't even have access to more than one IPS, or a IPS at all, some people still use dial up services in order to get a basic mode of internet. Just because it hasen't happened doesn't mean it won't.

  12. The FCC and Congress are voting on December 14th, 2017 to repeal the Net Neutrality laws that protect us internet users from ISP's Throttling, Blocking or Prioritizing internet traffic by regulating the ISP's (not the internet) as a utility so you can buy bandwidth and use it however you like without restrictions. Without the Net Neutrality laws in place the Internet as we know it will no longer exist and we will have to pay for premium packages and bundles for our favorite websites like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.

    The internet service providers like Comcast, Charter, AT&T and Verizon have been campaigning with the FCC using lies claiming that Net Neutrality means the government has control of the internet which couldn't be further from the truth. If Net Neutrality goes away the government can literally control what you see and what you can post and I'll tell you why in this video. Please make sure you share this video with as many people as possible and get the word out. It's critically important everyone gets involved and lets congress know we will not vote for people that takes bribes from ISP's like 265 people already have.

    Comcast is so confident Net Neutrality is going away that they've already updated their promises to include they will start prioritizing traffic the second the law is repealed. Please use the links below to contact as many people as possible and voice your concern and let congress and your senators know you will not vote them back in if they vote against Net Neutrality.

  13. It would be nice if congressmen actually listened to the wishes of the people, but they answer to the big companies now. Now net neutrality's been axed, and still, barely anyone gives a flying fuck about it.

  14. j'ai beaucoup aimé le montage de la vidéo.
    et j'aimerai savoir:
    quels logiciels sont à la base du montage de cette vidéo?
    cordialement

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