Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Net Neutrality

Tomorrow the FCC will begin a process that could either kill or save Net Neutrality. We need to speak up now.

Net Neutrality is what stops powerful Internet corporations like Comcast and Verizon from singlehandedly killing websites by making them impossibly slow.

Time is of the essence. Will you click here to sign Demand Progress's petition to the FCC?

Without Net Neutrality, your local cable company could simply decide the website of a campaign you support -- and they don’t -- will start loading 0.001% as fast as the other campaign's website, because they can; or heavily disable a political organizing tool online that’s being used to topple dictatorships abroad, or even fighting bank bailouts at home.

Internet service providers could promote content that they own, and undermine content from their competitors.

They can shake down start-ups and artists and blogs for fees — and put them out of business if they don’t pay up.

When the FCC meets, we need to make sure they stand up for an Internet that's for everybody -- not just Comcast, Verizon, and the other mega-ISPs.

Add your name here to hold the FCC accountable.


-Demand Progress


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