Since its inception, internet has been an open platform to access and share information for everyone, everywhere. Initially, it was envisioned to be peer-to-peer with no dependency on any central entities. Today, internet is under attack. At mimik, we are especially concerned with the recent FCC decision to roll back net neutrality protections. With the FCC ruling, communication networks in the US have become more open to abuse by large corporations. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can control the content and applications used on the internet. In effect, FCC has handed the keys to our open and free internet to major telecommunications companies. These companies will have the power to decide what content runs over “their” networks. They can decide to give preference to one content over another.
Net neutrality: Decentralization is the future of the Internet