Remember when we came to you with an explanation of net neutrality? Well, the topic is still relevant.
On May 18, 45's FCC chairman, Ajit Pai (a former Verizon employee, I might add), put in motion his plan to gut Net Neutrality. The current FCC rules prevent internet service providers from blocking content and speech online — and from relegating some sites to a slow lane while charging more for access to others. (From FreePress.net)
Sign this petition to tell the FCC to protect net neutrality.
Join 'Battle for the Net' and submit a public comment through this form.
And, as always, call those representatives!
The following infographic is from Software Engineering Daily. Check it out here!
REASONS TO OPPOSE
- The proposed was overturn Title II of the Communication Act, which holds internet service providers (ISPs) accountable for providing equal access to high-speed internet, regardless of big corporations' spending.
- The loss of net neutrality disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities, such as low-income families, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ populations, who utilize the internet for organizing against the administration.
- Need enforceable rules to protect the open internet, because our access to the internet shouldn't be based on the decisions of a single corporation.
- This rule protects individuals and businesses, and removing the rule allows cable and phone companies (Comcast, Verizon) to rip us off.
- Without net neutrality, ISPs can control when we see and say on the internet. Stand up for our right to speak out and organize fellow activists.