Using this link, you can formally comment to the FCC about their plans to eliminate Net Neutrality. You are required to enter: 17-108 in the “Proceeding(s)” field, so just copy that code, 17-108 from here. You can paste it as soon as you get to the site.
You are the filer, so type your name and push “enter”
Net neutrality aligns with Americans’ views of what the internet should be. Do not favor corporations over what is good for the American people, and what they prefer. Killing net neutrality would have huge impacts on start-ups, local businesses, local musicians, and other grassroots movements, and would disenfranchise Americans from all walks of life from pursuing the American dream. Just don’t do it. Please.
The FCC has already basically stated that they are not checking the millions of messages pouring in, but it does not matter. KEEP IT UP. After the FCC makes it’s ruling it will be immediately challenged in court, leading to years of litigation – and congress will likely step in at that point to legislate a solution. This flood of emails to the FCC, Congress, Senators and everyone else will send a message loudly and clearly that any congress person or senator seen supporting any change to net neutrality will be swiftly and severely punished at the polls by their electorate.
Have anxiety and hate talking with humans? No problem!
A SOCIALLY ANXIOUS ACTIVISTS GUIDE TO TAKING ACTION ABOUT NET NEUTRALITY
Pledge your social media accounts to make a final post about Net Neutrality the day before the vote: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/65242-stand-for-net-neutrality
After pledging share the link on your social media so more people can pledge.
Text “resist” to 504-09. It’s a bot that will send a formal email, fax, and letter to your representatives. It also finds your representatives for you. All you have to do is text it and it holds your hand the whole way. Go to https://resistbot.io for more info.
Contact these FCC Comissioners who are in against Net Neutrality
STOP JUST LIKING / UPVOTING and start sharing!
WAY too many people are simply liking or upvoting and hoping that’ll be enough. Only with all of us taking some action can we hope to make a real difference.
Change your social media profile pictures and banner images on December 12th to a Net Neutrality related icon or image. Commit to making one post on each different platform about NN!
Remember that the intent is to make as much noise as possible from every angle. Overload every possible server, get our numbers as high as we can in every poll. Let the FCC know ALL EYES are on them. This requires next to zero human interaction. Anyone can do this.
SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WITH FAMILY AND WITH FRIENDS
Don’t quit! talking! about Net Neutrality! And any other issue you find important. Be that person… because you only a limited time until these chances go away.
NEW Social Media Shareables
Downloadables & Shareables:
Net Neutrality Toolkit PDF
Your Senator Contact Sheet
Website Admins – Embed this code:
You can display a prominent alert on your site that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality—and asks your visitors to call. Click here for a demo or grab the code on GitHub. None of these will actually block, slow, or paywall your site. But, they will let your users contact their representatives in Congress without having to leave your page. They appear once per user per day and users can easily click away. Just add this line of code to your site’s header:
Net Neutrality is the principle that everyone who uses the internet, and all content on the internet, can not be discriminated against. With Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Century Link and others or governments cannot charge you differently based on how you use the internet, what equipment you use, or the content of your message. Currently, it is illegal for ISPs to intentionally block, slow down, or charge money for specific content.
In other words, Net Neutrality keeps the internet as it is, and accessible to everyone. It has allowed the internet to be what it is today.
Eliminating net Neutrality would change this.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
Like to stream movies? That’s an extra $10. Want to check your email from a computer? Add $5. Want to use Gmail specifically? Sorry – another $15. Gaming? Ooooh that’s gonna be some bandwidth – an additional $45. Porn? Don’t even get me started, and you better hope you don’t hit that new data cap.
Without Net Neutrality what we use the internet for can be sold to us in packages. AND, it doesn’t ensure we’d get that material quickly, or with better service. For example, if Comcast wants you to use their platform for streaming movies rather than Netflix – they can simply slow your data down when you’re on Netflix, so your videos never load, while increasing the speed to their own platform.
The Cascadia movement supports local, small and grassroots businesses, causes and community organizations that would be negatively impacted by abolishing net neutrality, and would be unable to effectively compete without a fair framework in place.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A WORLD WITH NO NET NEUTRALITY?
A short history of how ISP’s abuse consumers whenever they can do so:
2005 – Madison River Communications was blocking VOIP services. The FCC put a stop to it.
2005 – Comcast was denying access to p2p services without notifying customers.
2007-2009 – AT&T was having Skype and other VOIPs blocked because they didn’t like there was competition for their cellphones. 2011 – MetroPCS tried to block all streaming except youtube. (edit: they actually sued the FCC over this)
2011-2013, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were blocking access to Google Wallet because it competed with their bullshit. edit: this one happened literally months after the trio were busted collaborating with Google to block apps from the android marketplace
2012, Verizon was demanding google block tethering apps on android because it let owners avoid their $20 tethering fee. This was despite guaranteeing they wouldn’t do that as part of a winning bid on an airwaves auction. (edit: they were fined $1.25million over this)
2012, AT&T – tried to block access to FaceTime unless customers paid more money.
2013, Verizon literally stated that the only thing stopping them from favoring some content providers over other providers were the net neutrality rules in place.
CONTACT YOUR CONGRESS PERSON AND SENATOR…. RIGHT NOW.
Go in in person if you can and tell them how important you find this issue. Most Senators have offices in many cities. For a full list of locations click here.