I’m interrupting the semi-updating of this website to bring you a very important message about Net Neutrality, and how you, me, and everyone we know can fight for it and protest so that our voices are heard, and hope that the FCC does the right things and doesn’t bow-down to pressure from mega-corporations like Comcast/XFinity (my ‘Net provider), Time Warner, AT&T, and other mega-corporations that want to destroy the Internet by forcing other companies like Netflix to pay premium prices to use their bandwidth. We pay for the service, and we demand decent service, and not the crap we’ve been dealing with lately. Even President Obama lent his support a few days ago to Net Neutrality, and has urged the FCC to treat the Internet as a public utility and support Net Neutrality.
Read below to see what you, as a Concerned Citizen and Internet Surfer, can do to protest and bring awareness to this very important issue that will have global ramifications if the mega-corporations win. Please note that September 10th was a global Internet protest, #InternetSlowdown, but you can still bring awareness through that hashtag on your own social media sites and blogs in whatever ways you want to show your support for the cause:
“If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!
via Battle For The Net.”