Think of the internet as a substantial multi-lane highway. As with every essential multi-lane road system, there is always a high amount of car traffic associated with it. In this case, the cars are representing people surfing the web. Thousands of people striving for a different destination but are all using the same pathway to get there. Within this complex system is a set of rules called net neutrality. Net neutrality is a government controlled policy that is overseen by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The basic idea behind net neutrality is free internet for all consumers to enjoy. Given our country’s vast reliance on the internet to succeed in the world, repealing net neutrality would destroy entrepreneurship and promote network inequality.
Every United States citizen knows about the American dream. A dream where every American citizen has equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. The repeal of net neutrality would allow internet companies to slow down individual IP addresses if they wanted. (Brown, Chalmers). Being able to slow down IP addresses proposes an immense threat to the American dream. The problem does not lie with the already successful companies such as Netflix and Hulu but instead between the big corporations and the small ones. By allowing internet companies…show more content… No wonder why 99 percent of Americans support net neutrality. Nobody wants to wait in the slow lane while other consumers are paying their way through the fast lane. The sheer number of supporters should indicate the importance of net neutrality on the internet. If no one supported the bill, there would not have been an uproar over the topic in the first place. Almost every American belives that the internet should be a level playing ground for all to enjoy (“99 Percent of Comments to FCC Favor Net Neutrality: