Trump said before the election that he’d repeal net neutrality, and a lot of very stupid Americans elected him anyway. So it’s probably too late now. The way to save net neutrality was to not elect Trump.
It’s certainly unfortunate, and I hope net neutrality isn’t repealed, but maybe if you elect a guy who tells you he’s going to repeal net neutrality, and he appoints a guy to head the FCC for the explicit, sole purpose of repealing net neutrality then you can expect for net neutrality to be repealed.
Sure, people are angry and up in arms now. The horse has left the barn, but let’s rally and close the door. At this point I think the best we can hope for is the the stupid part of the voting bloc learns a lesson about not voting to mess themselves once net neutrality is lost, but we all know that won’t happen because Republican voters are too angry and dumb to learn.
The internet is going to end up looking like a bunch of islands separated by toll bridges. Prices will go up, and in some cases, functionality will flat out break. Media companies will make deals with ISP’s requiring people to use their own versions of popular services. You think it’s bad now having to use a different streaming service for every network (HBO, CBS, etc.) how about when you’re on this network you have to use their curated (censored) version of basic things like internet radio, Kindle, Audible, etc. That kind of behavior will all be allowed.
Nonetheless, this “all hope is lost” bullshit is exactly what they want you to believe. They want you to think the fight is over. They want you to operate as if you are powerless. It’s BULLSHIT.
The people outnumber the government at least 10:1. The people have more power, more influence, more ability to fight this kind of insidious corporate ownership than they ever want you to realize.
The only difference between us and them is they are organized. If we ever decide to collectively get our shit together, this can all be set right in a matter of years.