An oldie, but a goodie. Well, perhaps a goodie with bad implications given our current state of affairs.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is hellbent on repealing net neutrality, and the FCC announced its plan to do that on Tuesday. Without it, telecoms such as AT&T will be able to charge the hell out of us for different levels of internet access. Email might not cost much, but streaming services such as Netflix could cost way more.
This fight has played out several times over the past decade, and in 2009 a reddit user made a chart to illustrate what life on the internet might look like without net neutrality. The chart is fictionalized, but may soon be bracingly real.
The FCC will vote on the proposal to end net neutrality on Dec. 14. It’s expected to pass.