Excellent mockumentary about how and why Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner and Comcast are pushing to eliminate or suppress the net neutrality.
Over the years they’ve spent billions to build the pipes and towers that bring Americans’ the Internet. Today they face a crisis, there’s just too much traffic. (Un)fortunately they have a solution – the Internet as it exists today must go.
Instead of everything going at the same speed, the way it does now, they will create a fast lane and a slow lane on the Internet. Giant companies who can pay them more, will be in the fast lane. Everyone else can take the slow road. They’ll also be creative and come up with new innovative ways to charge Internet users for the sites they want.
So what’s stopping them? Well you’ve probably heard a lot of hype about net neutrality and the whole “keeping the Internet open”. But what do those buzz words really mean?
On an open Internet they’re supposed to treat everything equal, whether it is profitable for them are not. This stands in the way of their freedom to make the money they think they deserve.
But you, I, and the public want the Internet to remain open. You wanna get FOX news, Facebook, Google+, email, topdocflicks.com; and you wanna get a friend’s blog at the exact same speed. Basically it’s the way the Internet has been since the beginning.
But what certain Internet service providers have talked about now is charging for a faster lane, and the only people that could really pay for this faster lane would be corporations. That’s why they need a market researcher (John Wooley) to get out there and talk to people and help them figure out how to sell their new vision, so they can eliminate net neutrality and reach their maximum profit potential.
Watch the full documentary now – 30 min