Today is the day to give your opinion on the FCC’s new Net Neutrality plan! Today, hundreds of people are gathering at the FCC to say NO to a recent plan that would destroy our ability to connect and communicate online — and they’re demanding that the agency move to protect real Net Neutrality.
Here is a link to a website that was created to showcase all of this activity and to help you get involved. Go to may15.savetheinternet.com to take action and spread the word.
- If you haven’t already, call the FCC and Congress and demand that Chairman Tom Wheeler scrap his rules.
- Tweet at members of Congress and urge them to stand up for real Net Neutrality.
- Upload a Save the Internet profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.
- If you have a website, add the “Save the Internet” banner or the “Stop the Slowdown” widget to your homepage.
All of these actions will send one clear message: The FCC’s proposed rules would enable a corporate takeover of the Internet.
We can’t let AT&T, Comcast and Verizon create a two-tiered Internet — with a fast lane for those who can afford it, and a dirt road for the rest of us. The onlyway to protect Internet users and preserve Net Neutrality is for the FCC to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service.
* Update: The FCC has decided to move forward and has opened up the net neutrality rules for debate. For the next four months they will listen to comments on the net neutrality issue.
Here is a link to an article from the EFF discussing the news.
A recent blog post from your FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, discusses his plans for new “open” internet rules, rules that many people feel will allow content providers to buy faster internet connections possibly leading to preferred treatment or extra fees for certain content providers. To most this seems to go against the very idea of Net neutrality, ” the idea that companies should treat all internet traffic equally”. What do you think? Check out the following article for more information.
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