Net Neutrality – Senate vote on 5/16/2018 – Help Keep It Alive

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net neutralityThere’s one more day to contact your senators and tell them you’d like to keep the old rules which promote net neutrality.  In other words ask them to reject the new FCC rules.  They have the power to do it.

The issue is simply, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) want to control how things get to you over the internet.  Under the new rules, the ISPs can “throttle down”, slow, individual services which come to you.  What are these services?  Well they’re things like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, ESPN or even this blog.  Why would they do this?  Well the ISPs have plans to develop their own content and naturally just might want to provide you with better service for content they sell and slower service for their competitors.  Or they might just not like what some people are saying and slow that down to yesterday.

You can do something about it by urging your senators to override the new FCC rules.  There’s only one more senator needed in the Senate to start the process to overturn the new FCC rules.

Here are two links to help explain what’s going on and to help you get in touch with your senators.  It’s pretty easy to do.

https://creativecommons.org/2018/05/09/red-alert-for-net-neutrality/

https://www.battleforthenet.com/redalert/?org=dp

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