Beck says the “real goal” behind net neutrality: “It’s about taxes. They’ll come after you with taxes on everything. But this is truly about control. … They’ve tried to take away your guns. They’re trying to take away your voice. They need control of the Internet.”
Beck spoke Tuesday with a caller who runs a small Internet company in Montana and is concerned that net neutrality will put him out of business. If the government tries to control what his company charges then it may not be able to stay afloat, the caller said, and if it closes, that will cause fewer people in rural areas to have access to high-speed Internet.
The idea of net neutrality is to keep traffic moving and innovations coming by keeping transmission of information moving equally for all comers. It would prevent Internet broadband providers from "throttling" or blocking lawful content or services and from taking payments for prioritizing content, or creating Internet "fast lanes" of different transmission speed levels.
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