Please join us for the next Cafe Society as we discuss this timely topic.
What: Saving the Internet and Net Neutrality
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafé
1323 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (for map/details, click here)
From “Net Neutrality 101” by Save the Internet
“The network owners say they want a ‘tiered’ Internet. If you pay to get in the top tier, your site and your service will run fast. If you don’t, you’ll be in the slow lane….Make no mistake: The free-flowing Internet as we know it could very well become history. What does that mean? It means we could be headed toward a pay-per-view Internet where Web sites have fees. It means we may have to pay a network tax to run voice-over-the-Internet phones, use an advanced search engine, or chat via Instant Messenger.”
Questions for Consideration
If phone or cable companies are able to interfere with content on the internet, how would that affect our experience as internet users? With our current economic climate why is it important to keep all information on the internet safe-guarded and open for all users? How can we preserve the freedom of information on the internet?
Want to learn more?
- Google’s Network Neutrality Policy Proposal
- Net Neutrality Background
- White House vows to veto bill that overturns net neutrality rules
- Support Net Neutrality to Preserve a Free and Democratic Internet
- Taking Aim at Internet Rules
- Barbershop Punk Documentary Review
If you don’t get a chance to read the articles, please still join in the discussion. For more information, please contact Erika Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org.