Net neutrality is an important issue that hasn’t been covered much in the media this year. Part of that is probably because it’s a little hard to explain. Basically, if you like the way you use the Internet now–paying a flat monthly fee to access all the content you want–you’re in favor of net neutrality. But big companies like AT&T, Verizon and Google want to charge you based on what you use and how you use it–for example, if you access the web from your cell phone, you’d be charged differently than if you access it from a computer.
This graphic elegantly and simply lays out the problem: The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality. What’s next for the FCC and net neutrality? provides a good overview of the FCC’s decision and what could happen in Congress as a result. Educate yourself and let the FCC know you’re not happy with the weak protections that were recently approved.