Q: WTF IS “NET NEUTRALITY”?
A: The cheap and openly accessible internet you have now.
Q: WHAT IS THE FCC PLANNING TO DO?
A: Turn the internet into cable – a handful of giant telecom companies (ex: COMCAST) will control what you get and at what speed – and you end up paying a boatload just for the privilege of using it at all. Also, they can block any website (news, activist, streaming, entertainment, porn) they don’t like.
Q: WHOSE INTEREST IS THIS IN?
A: Exactly- only those companies. The FCC Chair is an ex-Verizon exec. Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, and all of Silicon Valley oppose this.
Q: HOW CAN WE STOP THIS?
A: 1) Call and email the three members of the 5-person FCC who are planning to vote for it along party lines:
Main #: 1-888-225-5322
Chairman Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Commissioner Reilly: Mike.Reilly@fcc.gov
Commissioner Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
2) Leave a public comment for the FCC. Go to https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=17-108&sort=date_disseminated,DESC
On the left is a box labelled “Dockets”. Click the word “+Express” and a form will pop up. Express away.
Q: HOW DO I SHARE THIS INFORMATION?
A: Copy and paste this on your FB page, web site, Blog… I am told “Share” won’t work.
Q: WON’T THIS JUST “WORK ITSELF OUT” WHEN PEOPLE COME TO THEIR SENSES?
A: Ask yourself why they are rushing this through now, during the holidays and – no kidding – not when John Oliver’s show (which shut down the last attempt) is off-season. This administration has proven over and over again that they have no regard for the people (you and me) when big business wants another slice of the national power and wealth.