On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, major internet companies such as Amazon, Kickstarter and Reddit are set to protest the new Federal Communications Commission's head, Ajit Pai's plan to overturn the original Net Neutrality bill. The bill was implemented during the Obama administration and allowed an open and unregulated Internet for content providers and everyday users.
WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?
Net neutrality is, in general, the idea that Internet service providers (like Comcast) should not be able give preferential treatment to one website over another, like slowing or speeding up access – leading to a free and open Internet. Supporters of the FCC's policy say it will prevent Internet service providers from playing favorites.