Anime HeraldProvidence, RIAnime Herald began in 2010 simply as a dream. At the time, I was working full-time while going to college for a computer science degree. With $25 and free open-source software, I was able to launch the organization on a shared server. Since then, we've been able to grow, even in the face of established players like Anime News Network and Crunchyroll, to become a go-to for countless anime fans across the web. We now serve an audience of nearly a quarter million people per month, and continue to grow. Without net neutrality rules in place, we would have been unable to grow beyond our initial small phases. The organization would have died in the cradle, crushed by those with more cash and more overall resources to stonewall us from being able to reach a real audience.