Why should Net Neutrality Rules stay in effect?

Episode 1487 (1:29:15)

Dave from Livingston, MT

Dave is worried that Net Neutrality gives the government too much control over the internet. Leo says that's not really true. Without Net Neutrality, the large corporations control the internet. Is that better? The essence of Net Neutrality is that all bits are equal. Companies can't charge an extra fee based on what the traffic is. Net Neutrality ensures that the Internet remains free and open. Net Neutrality doesn't regulate the internet, it regulates the companies that provide Internet access. You can disagree over whether government should regulate business or not, but Leo believes in a light touch regulation. Can it go too far? Sure. But corporations can do the same thing, and when it comes to the Internet, Net Neutrality helps to make sure that the Internet remains open.