We may be experiencing the last few days when we can be sure that the Internet will remain free from the control of mega-corporations at the expense of the little guy. Sites such as Comcast and AT&T could be getting fast lanes, the cost of which would be borne by you the consumer. Other websites, the ones you love, would be relegated to die on the vine in slow lanes.
But there are things you can do over the next few days to make the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassifies broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.
Tomorrow there will be a world-wide “slowdown” for websites large and small to urge end-users like you to take action in the next few days by submitting comments up until midnight (EST) this Monday, September 15. If you want the Internet to remain the global free marketplace of ideas it has always been, where those without a voice are guaranteed a chance to be heard, then please do one or more of these things.
Besides tomorrow’s slowdown, you can call for net neutrality by . . .
- Sending a “quick” comment to the FCC
- Filing a more detailed comment to the FCC (Open Internet, docket “14-28”) and send it again to email@example.com
- Call the FCC
- Click here to locate the your representative in Congress and make the call.
- Get tips on how to write a good letter to the editor to express you support
- Get the facts on how to meet with your representative in Congress, and how to craft an effective written request for a meeting, and get some effective lobbying tips, here
Don’t sit on your hands.