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YouTube creators pen open letter to support net neutrality

From Engadget - July 7, 2017

Under the current rules, broadband internet is a Title II service, which means it's classified as a utility and ISPs are required to treat all data equally. It's what prevents throttling based on content, blocking of legal content and services, as well as paid prioritization. The FCC's proposed rollback would reclassify broadband as a Title I service, which has much fewer regulations. A lot of creators would be greatly disadvantaged by the removal of Title II protections, the letter says, since it means ISPs can prioritize connections to media companies that can afford to pay for it:

"These regulatory changes will give ISPs immense influence over how we as creators can connect with each other and our audiences. If real Title II net neutrality is lost, we will lose the permissionless innovation that has made creativity on the Internet so great. Internet providers will have new influence over how we as creators can connect with each other and our audiences, which will have major implications for the diversity of voices available online."

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