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My laundry ’tis of thee

With “net neutrality”, ISPs must be neutral in how they treat all web traffic. The ISPs can’t change its speed or cost based on who uses it, how they ask for it, what’s in it, where it’s from, where it’s going, or how it gets there.

With net neutrality, ISPs themselves can’t block, slow, or charge more for specific web content. Without net neutrality, ISPs could measure and monitor what you do online, block or slow some stuff, charge more for other stuff, and set different service tiers.

Think: our ISP (xfinity) could make Gmail faster to use and Yahoo mail slower, or charge triple for banking time than Amazon visits—and maybe just based on your house color or your laundry soap.

Just like Comcast charges more for HBO than the Jewelry channel, or more for Discovery+ than Discovery. And Comcast now and then moves a station from a cheaper tier to a more expensive one. Imagine xfinity deciding—out of the blue—to change the cost of a search for dry cleaners.

Until 2017, net neutrality was the habit. Then Trump appointed FCC chairman Agit Pai. The FCC sought public comments. Citing those, Pai rolled back the rules. Now, the vast majority of those public comments have been proven fraudulent, with ISPs’ dirty hands showing. Whitewashed.

Doing of the washing, by the washers, for the washed, shall not perish from the earth.

“The Laundry Guy,” Patric Richardson, has tips to make laundry fun. New, only on Discovery+. Will it lure new subscribers to discover the pluses of laundry? Patric hand-churns in a tub then hangs clothes to dry. We must hang together or surely we shall hang separately. Patric says, “It’s more about love than laundry.”

Ask not what your laundry will do for you. Ask what you will do for your laundry.