I agree with Newsmike when it comes to Net Neutrality. Almost every bit of fearmongering you hear from Vox and Huffington Post about how drastic not having Net Neutrality would be is complete BS.
This is not the first time the Mainstream Media made things out to be much worse than they are, and definitely will not be the last time they do. I have been researching effective and proper journalistic practices as well as ethical journalism for years now, and I trust almost no news outlets when it comes to properly sourcing and retelling the news.
This is made 1000 times worse in the Science and Technology sector, where sensationalism takes precedence over facts.
The reality is that ISP’s are not stupid, and despite wanting money, will find ways to make it by using the already established mainframe of the internet. That is what they have done for decades before Net Neutrality, and will continue doing after Net Neutrality ends.
To pretend that selling high bandwidths at higher prices is a bad thing is crazy. Preventing a company from such because you personally like the bandwidth that you currently have the privilege of for the price you have it for is rather selfish.
Yes. We all need the internet to work. But the only thing that Net Neutrality protects is big corporations who otherwise have to pay more taxes for using more bandwidth.