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Net Neutrality Stuff Still Being Worked on Is a Good Thing!

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Hey, Net Neutrality is mostly about a level playing field on the Net, where everyone has a chance to get their stuff out there regardless of privilege.

Some stuff's being still worked out, and I can only encourage people to chill!

From the FCC site:

These efforts -- including the dedicated work of FCC staff and participation by a broad range of
stakeholders -- have over time changed the terms of a longstanding and acrimonious debate. We have
moved from a world of four disputed and unenforceable open Internet principles -- about blocking
by broadband providers of lawful online content, applications, and services -- toward the
acceptance of six enforceable rules: the original four principles plus the concepts of
non-discrimination and transparency. These would prevent broadband providers from wrongly playing favorites with lawful Internet speech or businesses, and would empower consumers and
entrepreneurs with information about broadband choices and networks.

We have made progress over the last year -- but of course we still have work to do.