Internet Freedom Works

Thursday's Editorial - February 26, 2015


1.  The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of the editorial written by Ajit Pai of the FCC and Lee Goodman of the FEC?  Explain your answer.

2.  What is the main idea of this editorial?

CHALLENGE: The writers oppose the concept of "net neutrality" that the FCC wants to enforce. They say it will have a negative impact on internet costs and speed for the average user.  Most media outlets say "net neutrality" is necessary to protect consumers and make the internet fair. They do not acknowledge any negative impact net neutrality might have on consumers.  As the FCC rules today, take note of your home internet speed and the cost of your internet service over the next year, as well as other restrictions and regulations that will be rolled out by the FCC.