John Oliver Asks Gamers to Come Together Regarding Net Neutrality (VIDEO)
In an episode of John Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight, he spoke about something that affects gamers and everyone else who uses the internet, net neutrality. Oliver insists that everyone come together to fight for our internet rights, just like in 2014 when people came together successfully for the same reason.
“Every internet group needs to come together like you successfully did three years ago. Every subculture must join as one. Gamers, YouTube celebrities, Instagram models, Tom from MySpace if you’re still alive. We need all of you.”
Now the reader may be wondering, “What is net neutrality?”, well fine sir or madam, it’s a policy that is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission and what it does is make internet service providers keep all online services and websites on an even playing field. What that means in more detail is that a certain company cannot charge more to get a faster connection on certain websites, like paying more money to make Netflix go faster. Now this can affect gaming, because without this policy the ISPs can charge players extra money for using certain services like PSN, Xbox Live, or Steam.
The reason that Oliver brought up net neutrality is that the FCC made the announcement that they plan to loosen the restrictions the policy enforces. Their newly appointed chairman Ajit Pai insists that by enforcing the net neutrality policy, they are increasing uncertainty in the ISP market. Obviously Oliver disagrees and he even set up a domain that redirects to the FCC page about the proposed policy change at www.GoFccYourself.com, which is hilarious. You can see the whole segment below.
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