Ever since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of Verizon in January this year, the battle to preserve net neutrality in the US has been on. Rather surprisingly the FCC has not leapt to its defense (as is its job), but has instead offered a number of proposals that it claims will preserve net neutrality, but will in fact achieve the complete opposite.
A 60-day public consultation period over the proposals was due to finish last Tuesday (July 15), but thanks to an ‘overwhelming surge of traffic’ to its website this has been extended (the Inquirer reports that this extension was due to last until the end of the week, but the comments section appears to still be open today).
In order to explain the issues at stake, why they are important, and what the current state of play is, Econimixcomix has put together a well presented comic that we feel does a great job of covering the subject in an informative but readily accessible format, so though we would give it a plug.
Check out the ‘Net Neutrality: What it is, and why you should care’ comic on the Econimixcomix website!