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F*ck the FCC: Decentralized internet will be the wave without Net Neutrality

The idea of a decentralized internet has become an important topic of discussion as internet users look to step away from big corporate tech giants and create their own web of information.

The FCC’s net neutrality repeal was an attempt to put the internet back into the hands of engineers and entrepreneurs, instead of bureaucrats and lawyers, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

“All we are simply doing is putting engineers and entrepreneurs, instead of bureaucrats and lawyers, back in charge of the internet… What we wanted to do is return to the free market consensus that started in the Clinton administration and that served the internet economy in America very well for many years,” said  Pai on Fox & Friends, back in November.

Yeah, Pai is undermining the shit out of us. We all know it won’t play out like that.

In fact, the net neutrality repeal would force us to subscribe to an internet provider that has the most clout or is the biggest monopoly.

A recent analysis conducted by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, a nonprofit that advocates for equitable development and local government rule, found that 40 percent (129 million) Americans only have access to one option for broadband internet service.

Remember the days of the dial-up internet where we only had one choice? So fucked up.

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Americans that do have more than one option would have to choose between two shady ass companies that have been known to violate net neutrality laws.

Would you want to choose between companies that have been known to violate the net neutrality laws, blocking content from you? I didn’t think so.

This situation reminds me of a wise quote Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos once said,

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

And that’s exactly what Americans are doing to combat this unconstitutional net neutrality repeal, by creating a decentralized internet. Fuck a Big Brother ju hurd!

You’re probably wondering, ‘WTF is a decentralized internet?’

A decentralized internet is the idea that the web is run across a number of machines that are owned by regular users rather than owned by a larger server.

So, how are we going to get ourselves a decentralized internet? There are many ways, cousin let me put you on.

The Crypto Kids and Blockchain technology could decentralize the internet

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Have you ever heard of Bitcoin? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Well, the technology the digital gold relies on is blockchain. Think about it.

Bitcoin is managed by its network, not one central authority, like a telecommunication company.

If we could apply the same technology to the internet, blockchain would allow digital information to be distributed without being copied and the network would operate on a user-to-user basis.

This would give power to internet users giving them the ability to create value and authenticate digital information as opposed to broadband companies that are no longer required to treat all internet traffic equally and could create paid “fast lanes.”

Regarding the threat of the net neutrality repeal, Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover told CNBC,

“This threat goes directly against the ethos and opportunity of the blockchain, a decentralized system that no single entity can control or censor… Many technologists are actively working to build decentralized versions of traditional solutions (e.g. bitcoin for payments, Filecoin for storage, Golem for computing power) and events like [the FCC ruling] further encourage this movement and validate the need for decentralized technology.”

Stay positive kiddos, a new internet soon come.

The Bluetooth – Blockchain combination

HBO’s Silicon Valley predicted a new version of the internet that is becoming a reality. An internet that works by connecting smartphones using Bluetooth.

The startup Moeco, a “blockchain-based platform for crowdsourcing IoT connectivity,” is putting us on to a new wave by creating a connectivity option for IoT devices, like an Amazon Echo.

The startup will employ the integrated Bluetooth LE functionality inside smartphones.

According to a recent report from TechCrunch, Moeco is looking to try out this Bluetooth, Blockchain, decentralized internet in Dubai.

There they will partner with Yzerchat, a voice and chat app with a built-in translator based in the United Arab Emirates.

Through Yzerchat an app should be released containing the Moeco library and all Bluetooth LE-enabled devices with Yzerchat installed will become IoT hotspots.

Thus creating a new IoT internet with phones, strung together with a Bluetooth mesh network.

This could be huge for all of us if it succeeds.

Get together and build your own damn internet

There are communities across the US that are defying the laws of telecommunication. People in Detroit have created their own wireless internet infrastructure. Peep their story here.

Rural communities don’t have access to major broadband providers either so they’ve taken matters into their own hands. They install wireless internet antennas in the braziest places.

In fact, people in Southern Cali, through Tribal Digital Village, are using unused television spectrum to deliver internet.

Listen, fuck the FCC. Through this, we will prevail. Innovation is always in succession of a crisis.