A Guide to the Open Internet

What is net neutrality?
Why should I care?

ISPs want to control your internet connection. Learn about net neutrality and why we can’t let this happen.

Network neutrality is the idea that your cellular, cable, or phone internet connection should treat all websites and services the same. Big companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast want to treat them differently so they can charge you more depending on what you use.

Source: A Guide to the Open Internet

A graphical representation attempting to explain in simple terms why the average US citizen should care about net neutrality.


Net neutrality is about “free” as in “freedom”, not “free” as in “free beer”.  Net neutrality would not prevent ISPs for charging for bandwidth. It would prevent them from specifying the application of that bandwidth.