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The Internet is Dead; Long Live the Free Internet!

The Internet is Dead; Long Live the Free Internet!

Dec 13, 2017

On December 14, the FCC is expected to deliver a blow to the free Internet, with uncertainties about costs and accessibility facing tutors, parents, and students alike.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, a date which will live in infamy, spells the end of the free Internet as we know it.

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Thursday to end “net neutrality,” which you can read more about here. The biggest effect, experts say, is that U.S. consumers will have to pay for access to different online content. That means your next Netflix binge may require you to pay just to access Netflix via your Internet service provider.

What’s the hot take for tutors? As in the Netflix doomsday scenario, parents may need to pay more to their Internet service providers just to use the digital tools to reach tutors. The same goes in reverse for tutors looking to connect to parents and students.

The higher costs do nothing to improve any services, but only to boost profits for Internet service providers.

It might be time for one last-ditch effort to save the free Internet: write to Congress now.

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