You may not have heard about the Net neutrality movement, but be warned, the Net neutrality movement has heard about you. The Internet access you are using right now is protected by the tens of millions of other people accessing it right beside you. The trillions of data bits crisscrossing the world right are free to access because the millions of people logged onto the web have created a counterweight to both governments and big businesses, both of whom could gum up the works if they became too involved. Neither Bill Gates nor George W. Bush could control it, even if they wanted to
The Internet is you, and millions like you, uploading and downloading songs for their IPods, sharing video clips on YouTube, sending emails, or just surfing through their favorite websites. The Internets consumers, a population of people growing exponentially worldwide, are what have ensured that the Internets first 20 years have been a swift succession of expanding access, lower prices, faster usage, innovative services, and improved quality.