By now, it’s hard to have not heard of net neutrality and the impact that it’ll have on different services. But for those who haven’t, the post on Twitch’s blog briefly explained the effect that net neutrality has on consumers and content creators.
“Net neutrality is the principle that forbids internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating against data from a specific app, service, or platform,” the post said. “It’s a cornerstone of how the internet has always worked. However, current FCC leadership wants to do away net neutrality, and will vote on the issue this month.”
Putting it into more gamer-friendly terms, the post equated the loss of net neutrality to a buff for ISPs and a nerf to consumers. Speaking
“Net neutrality has played an important role in the history of Twitch. Without it, we might not be here today, and our streamers might not be here tomorrow. Net neutrality prevents ISPs from abusing their position of
The post from Twitch closed by calling their readers to action when it comes to speaking out against what they refer to as a “potentially bleak future for the internet.” The FCC’s vote on net neutrality is scheduled to be held on Dec. 14.