Help Preserve Net Neutrality on the Internet-Wide Day of Action
If you visit any of your favorite websites today, there’s a good chance you’ll be made aware of a concerted effort to preserve net neutrality. July 12th has been dubbed the “Day of Action,” with websites and online services using their considerable reach to raise awareness of the greatest threat to the Internet since its inception.
We’ve written on the topic previously, but in short, the FCC is primed to roll back Obama-era regulations that ensure that Internet service providers (ISPs) treat all web traffic equally. If these regulations disappear, your ISP could be able to carve up the Internet, restricting your access to certain websites and services, or charging additional fees.
If the thought of having to pay more for services like Netflix, or potentially losing access to your favorite websites because a competitor has paid for “exclusive rights” to your ISP, you aren’t alone. Hundreds of websites are participating in the Day of Action to save net neutrality, and thousands of people have already voiced their concerns to the FCC. But considering that ISPs have spent $572 million to kill net neutrality, we all have to raise our voices to defend our right to a free and open Internet.
You can help right now. Head over to https://www.battleforthenet.com/ and fill out the form on the home page to have your thoughts on net neutrality sent directly to the FCC. You can also learn more about the net neutrality Day of Action, and find a full list of all the websites and services who are taking a stand. It only takes a couple of minutes, and your voice could be essential to preserving the Internet as we know it.
The Internet is arguably mankind’s greatest accomplishment, and it’s in serious danger. Don’t let it die without a fight.