The Federal Communications Commission is voting on Net Neutrality on December 14… If you have an opinion, you need to communicate it to your lawmakers before the FCC vote.
We cannot change the biggest problem, which is that broadband Internet Service Providers prefer not to compete with each other. Therefore, most US citizens have only one ISP providing broadband internet service. This means that without government regulation (like we had with landline telephones) your ISP can do anything, most likely based on enriching their company rather than based on what’s fair to their customers.
Government regulation is what we can potentially influence. President Obama enacted government regulation, and now the FCC is voting to remove that government regulation.
One reason for the non-competing monopoly is that the broadband ISP companies cannot get permission to merge if the two merging companies are competitors, thus these companies try not to compete. But as I said, this is something we cannot influence.
Having government regulation is what we can influence, but so far, it has not proven to be 100% effective, because some of these broadband ISP companies have been caught violating those rules, by tracking our internet usage and selling that information to marketers.
Those who are in favor of government regulation, have much to say about what might happen without it. The most simple explanation is that right now we all have equal access to the internet, but without regulation, there will be unequal access. Furthermore, the deepest pockets will have a lot of influence over the broadband ISP.
A minor example of this is when you are using a search engine, suddenly a different search engine will be presented to you because your ISP was paid to make that happen. That happened to me during government regulation. But perhaps something like that would happen constantly without government regulation. There’s really no way to know for sure what might happen.