The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give large cable companies control over what we see and do on the internet. If they happen to get their way, they will allow widespread blocking, throttling, extra fees and censorship. On July 12th, the internet will come together to put a stop to this!
What is net neutrality?
- Net neutrality is what protects our rights on the internet. “Title ll” of the Communications Act, provides the foundation for net neutrality and prevents ISP’s like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast from slowing down, blocking sites, or charging extra fees to reach an audience. It’s all apart of free speech.
Why is it important?
- Part of what makes the internet so innovative is net neutrality. It’s what has given people a place for creativity, free expression and the capability to exchange ideas across the globe. Without it, the internet will become a little more like Cable TV, where the content that you see in front of you is decided by your provider. They also can charge you to view certain content.
- On July 12th, internet users, websites and online communities will come together to bring awareness about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. There will be a link below where you can join the cause yourself. They will provide tools to make it easy for your followers/visitors to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, the people have shown over and over again that when the internet can come together we can prevent corruption and censorship. Now we have to rise together to do it again!
Who has joined the fight so far?
- Big companies have already hopped on board with many more joining day by day. Some big names would be Amazon, Netflix, Kickstarter, Reddit, Vimeo, Imgur, and many more.