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How a repeal of Net Neutrality could impact your internet experience

Net Neutrality is in place right now. It means internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T cannot block content, slow down or speed up websites.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 9:44 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2017 11:00 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - You've probably heard the words "Net Neutrality" on the news recently but what is it?

Net Neutrality is in place right now. It means internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T cannot block content, slow down or speed up websites.

Now, the FCC Chairman wants to repeal Net Neutrality.

Some other companies like Google and Facebook are in favor of Net Neutrality. They want their services to be accessible by everyone.

The fear is without Net Neutrality cable and phone companies could create what some say would be similar to current cable packages only with websites.

Indiana State University student Sydney Hardy says, "That's a good idea for them though, like company wise, making money and stuff but for us that's going to stink."

Indiana State University graduate student Irene Ford says, "Personally, you know, I wouldn't want to pay more to have access to one site or the other. It would possible impact what I consume."

The FCC plans to vote on a plan repealing Net Neutrality December 14th.

You're encouraged to contact your lawmakers and let them know how you feel.

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