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TODAY! is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. Today, WE WILL come together to stop them.
Why is this important? For organizations, like ours, the Internet is one of our main forms of communication - sharing of information that is VITAL to protecting our world from those who are NOW and will continue to destroy it for the almighty dollar if we can't stop them!
PLEASE take a minute right NOW, and sign the letter to the FCC - YOUR Voice is Important and We need everyone to stand up and say THIS IS OUR INTERNET and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT AWAY!
Net neutrality says we get the *entire* web without interference – no gatekeepers, no tollbooths, no slowlanes.
This is why it is considered the First Amendment of the Internet. It protects our free speech in the digital age.
Don't know why Net Neutrality is Important? Here's some reasons why... for you, for us, for EVERYONE!
What is net neutrality?
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. "Title II" of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)
Why is net neutrality important?
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It's what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.
Here’s why whatever you do to save net neutrality and the open Internet matters. Without strong protections, Cable and phone companies like Comcast would be able to:
Slow video streaming sites, causing your videos start and stop unexpectedly.
Add you new fees to your Internet bill. Imagine paying extra for YouTube!
Censor videos or content they don’t agree with, like political blogs.
Throttle any new sites or apps they don’t own or invest in.
Make your connection painfully slow, and charge you more to make it work again.
Force streaming sites like Spotify into a slow lane, causing them to buffer constantly.
Slow online gaming. Call of Duty would lag and glitch without paying more to your ISP.
Charge big sites special “prioritization fees” and slow down everyone else.
Take you out of the driver’s seat, and control what you see and hear online.
Make the Internet look a lot more like cable TV.
And, worst of all, become the first gatekeepers of the Internet in US history.