The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the latest appeals for network neutrality; a big win for broadband providers, and an ominous glimpse into a future where ISPs have even greater control over media and communications.
The ISPs are winning. The Verge predicts things are going to get worse before they get better.
But, there is hope. Columbia law professor Tim Wu recently announced his candidacy for office in New York. Wu, who coined the term “net neutrality” is considered a long-shot for election, but who’s platform argues for an open internet and will bring more attention to the debate.
How did we get here? In the following graphic we illustrate the battle between broadband providers and the internet as we know it: