Net neutrality is a non-partisan policy that requires internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon treat all data on the Internet equal. This means they cannot make certain websites or services load faster than others. Without net neutrality ISPs are free to choose the winners and losers, allowing larger companies with bigger wallets to pay for preferential treatment. This would make it difficult for new innovative companies like Far or Near to enter a market or have any chance of competing with larger competitors, since these websites could be throttled to slow speeds that make them painful to access.
A repeal of net neutrality also threatens free speech, because companies that pay for preferential treatment could advance political views of their own, effectively drowning out the views of those that cannot pay to be heard.
At Far or Near we believe strongly in a free and fair internet where everyone has the right to respectfully share their views. Far or Near never takes sides in partisan politics, because we want our users to be free to express their own ideas.
We are deeply concerned about this latest effort to repeal net neutrality. It has also come to our attention that the names of millions of Americans may have been used without their knowledge or consent to submit comments to the FCC supporting the repeal.
My identity was one of those used to fraudulently support this effort. I can assure everyone that the views expressed on the FCC site using my name and our office address are not my own and were submitted without my knowledge. I have and always will be a staunch supporter of net neutrality. Earlier today I spoke with the Florida Attorney General's office to express my concerns.