Strong net neutrality protections prevent internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from slowing down user speeds, blocking certain websites and charging extra for swifter speeds. As a result, net neutrality strengthens innovation and freedom of expression online. Deep-pocketed internet service providers — or ISPs — can’t slow down the competition or block content they find disagreeable.
What does an absence of net neutrality look like? Mozilla and Golden Frog/Data Foundry spent the past few weeks speaking with Texas residents and business owners about how a net neutrality repeal would affect them.