Today, Break The Internet! Save Net Neutrality!
Tomorrow is the FCC vote, so today join in to Break The Internet.
People around the country today are joining in to Break The Internet and send a message to Congress to save net neutrality. Tomorrow the FCC is scheduled to vote on net neutrality and is expected to roll back protections that keep the internet free and open to all. Democrat Senators have called on the FCC to push back the vote in recent weeks. However, now some Republicans are joining in and calling on the FCC to delay the vote. Whether the FCC will listen is unknown.
Net Neutrality In A Nut Shell
Currently the internet is classified as a “utility-like tool for communication“, like the telephone, which protects the internet from predatory business practices. The FCC wants to re-classify the internet as an information service which would allow companies to prioritize certain websites and give them better service. Essentially your ISP provider could decide they like Hulu better than Netflix, so they give you great internet speed and reliability when you go to Hulu. However, since they don’t like Netflix, they can give you slow and unreliable speed when you go visit Netflix. These FCC changes, would mean your ISP provider doesn’t have to provide equal service and equal access to all websites. This is potentially particularly harmful for smaller upstart websites as they are more likely to not be prioritized.
How to Break the Internet
Battle For The Net is circulating the above picture and asking everyone to use it as their profile picture on all their social media platforms. Other tactics include adding “married to the internet” as your Facebook status. Or you can add “Defending the Internet” to your job description on LinkedIn. There are all sorts of ways to join the protest. Get the full story on all the ways to join in with the Break The Internet protests at BattleForTheNet.com.