UPDATE: Yes, this happened, and Net Neutrality has been ended, despite Flaming Carrot’s best efforts.
The FCC is going to vote to end Net Neutrality today and despite public and corporate outpouring of support to keep the internet with equal access to all, it’s expected to go down.
However, the Flaming Carrot, the 80s hero of indie comics, who fights crime to this day as part of Bob “Mystery Men” Burden’s comics stable, is leading one last ditch effort.
SAVE NET NEUTRALITY.
In case you haven’t kept up, this is the doctrine that internet providers cannot make their own services proprietary, or slow down competitors. Here’s an article from CNN that explains both sides, including why the telecoms want to end Net Neutrality.
The move is supported by the telecom industry, which claims existing regulations threaten to hamper broadband investments and innovation.
As you can see from the way the internet controls out lives 24/7, clearly it’s being “hampered” in its development.
With Net Neutrality ending, be sure of one thing: you’ll be paying more and more for the things you used to think were free.
Also: How great was Mystery Men? ahead of its time!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.