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Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is voting to repeal net neutrality—the idea that internet service providers should treat all online content equally without blocking or slowing down specific websites or allowing companies to pay for preferential treatment.

Net neutrality is important to intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, and access to information. If access to the internet becomes regulated by the ability to pay higher fees for certain types of content, many libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, and activist groups will be forced to choose between providing crucial services and providing full access to the internet.

Click here to protect net neutrality

Read more on the issue:

Net Neutrality Rollback Concerns Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

Why Does Net Neutrality Matter to Libraries? (ALA American Library Association)

Net Neutrality: Why Artists and Activists Can’t Afford to Lose It (New York Times)

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