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The Federal Communications Commission has voted to kill net neutrality, originally enacted under President Obama in 2015, despite widespread opposition from the public and lawmakers.

So, what does this mean for us? The move essentially allows broadband providers, like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, to collect tolls from services they don’t like. It could potentially make access to certain sites and services more expensive.

Net neutrality is meant to give everyone on the internet equal footing. It's what allows John Doe in Montana to have just as much of a voice on the internet as would a giant corporation.

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Should net neutrality be officially killed, companies like Comcast and Verizon could theoretically slow down their competitors or offer faster speeds to companies that pay more. Seem unfair? It is.

Musicians are sharing their responses to the FCC's vote:

And although the outlook can be somber, net neutrality isn't dead yet. As explained simply by Reddit, the FCC's decision will likely be challenged in court soon. Plus, it's also possible “Congress can decide to take up the cause and create strong, enforceable net neutrality rules that aren’t subject to the political winds at the FCC.”

Nothing is going to happen overnight—but that doesn't mean we should give up the fight to keep net neutrality intact. Visit battleforthenet.com to help get Congress to stop this. Plus, you can join the ACLU in bringing the fight to Congress here.

Let your voice be heard.