A few days ago, we posted “Why We Need To Defend Internet Neutrality.” Today we have another great video about the topic. It covers the basics of what net neutrality is, gives a bit of history and how we are in this situation today.
In eight days, the FCC will make their vote on net neutrality on May 15. In a recent Reuters article, an FCC member is urging a delay in the voting by a month:
“While I recognize the urgency to move ahead and develop rules with dispatch, I think the greater urgency comes in giving the American public opportunity to speak right now, before we head down this road,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said in her remarks prepared for delivery at the meeting of Chief Officers of State Library Agencies in Washington.
“I believe that rushing headlong into a rulemaking next week fails to respect the public response to his proposal.”
Additionally, other companies are coming out to defend net neutrality. According to Gigaom, Amazon now joining the fight along with Netflix, BitTorrent, National Association of Realtors, Lyft, Google, Kickstarter, Twilio, Codecademy, OpenDNS, Zynga, Tumblr, Reddit and Foursquare.
To contact your government representatives about this, information is below courtesty of Vihart:
I hope this video makes things clearer for you.
Politicians love when you personally contact them! It is a fact. If you’re not in the US, make sure your local government considers this state of affairs an embarrassment for the US, not something to model your own rules on.
Don’t know how to contact your representative? Find out who they are and let them know you’re watching them!
General “open internet” FCC inbox: email@example.com
whitehouse.gov petition for net neutrality in general
Learn more about all this stuffs:
Neither of these attempts at net neutrality got through:
Terms to know