American web companies took on the government Wednesday, displaying messages to millions of users warning about the dangers of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed changes to net neutrality. The government agency is looking to approve a new plan that critics say could allow internet service providers to create a two-tiered internet, with content providers unable to pay higher fees relegated to the so-called “slow lane,” putting them at a disadvantage compared to established and highly profitable businesses. RT’s Ameera David discusses the mass protest and the future of the web with Steve Anderson, executive director of Open Media.
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