Net Neutrality: Preppers, Protect The Internet

In the United States, the internet as we know it is currently on life support. Last Thursday (5/20), the Federal Communications Commission proposed rules that would allow rampant discrimination online. Under these rules, telecom giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon would be able to create a two-tiered Internet, with fast lanes for those who can afford it and dirt roads for the rest of us. These companies would have the power to pick winners and losers online and discriminate against online content and applications. And no one would be able to do anything about it.

The Prepper Community has proven time after time that they are awfully effective in scaring politicians about other rights such as gun control.  We can do the same here!

First, watch the following videos regarding Net Neutrality to bring you up to speed:

Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality
by CGP Grey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtt2aSV8wdw

Hank vs. Hank: The Net Neutrality Debate in 3 Minutes
by vlogbrothers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc2aso6W7jQ

Net Neutrality in the US: Now What?
by Vihart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAxMyTwmu_M

If you believe in Net Neutrality, go to DEARFFC.ORG/CALL to contact your respective congress representative. On May 20, 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. We need to make sure Congress knows we won’t stand for new regulations that will undermine online innovation and expression. The best way to do that is to pick up the phone and jam the lines with calls from the public.

Save The Internet:
http://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-resources

Please make a public comment here!

Tell the FCC that they should reclassify broadband internet as a telecommunications (or “Common carrier”) service. Right now broadband is regulated like TV or radio, which doesn’t make sense.

You can also email the FCC directly here:
http://dft.ba/-tell_the_FCC

Contact your congress people: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Leave your comments on the proposed rules here: http://www.fcc.gov/comments

The “Proceeding #14-28” is for net neutrality, and while you’re at it let them know about the Comcast/Time Warner merger under “Proceeding #14-57.”
This is part of the FCC comment and rulemaking process. After a critical mass of comments, there is a good chance they’ll get the idea and save Net Neutrality!

PETITIONS:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reclassify-internet-broadband-providers-common-carriers/4MrqLTlV

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/maintain-true-net-neutrality-protect-freedom-information-united-states/9sxxdBgy

You can email the FCC at openinternet@fcc.gov

Call FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler‘s office: 1-202-418-1000

Here’s a comment script:
I’m commenting to urge Chairman Wheeler to scrap the FCC’s plan to allow Internet service providers to charge for preferential treatment. These rules would destroy Net Neutrality. I urge the chairman to throw them out and instead reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This is the only way to restore real Net Neutrality.

 

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