If net neutrality is repealed, internet service providers with competing streaming services could slow access to other streaming websites, such as Netflix. (Kanishka Mehra)
If net neutrality is repealed, internet service providers with competing streaming services could slow access to other streaming websites, such as Netflix.

Kanishka Mehra

How the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality will affect BVNW

With the Federal Communications Committee planning on voting to repeal current net neutrality regulations in December, BVNW students will have to make adjustments to their current internet usage. Editor Anna Cowden gives a rundown of what neutrality is and why it is being repealed.

November 27, 2017

Despite technology playing a vital role in students’ lives, the knowledge surrounding net neutrality is largely not understood. Fifty one percent of BVNW students surveyed have never heard of net neutrality, according to a survey conducted by BVNWnews.com.

Senior Griffith Stites said the lack of knowledge about net neutrality is a problem.

“It’s a very important issue and I don’t think very many people know about it,” Stites said. “If people our age don’t know anything about it, how would the senators or representatives that many of which are 50 plus years old know anything about it? A lot of them don’t.”

In a survey conducted by BVNWnews.com, 51.1 percent of surveyed users said they did not know what net neutrality was. (Infographic by Kaitlyn Noon).

 

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  • KaitlynDec 15, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Okay Anna this is so good. I was stupid and had no idea and this broke it down in a great way

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