Save Net Neutrality

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, we’re all a little drained from the eating, drinking, and possible screaming matches we’ve had with our families. I managed to avoid that last thing (mostly by being 4000 miles away from any of my relatives) however there is one thing that does have me raising my voice, just below a scream (I do like to project a respectable image to my neighbors after all).

The government, while tirelessly trying to destroy our access to affordable healthcare and the economy, is planning a vote to eliminate the only obstacle standing between greedy ISPs like Verizon and a closed internet where corporations and billionaires decide what information you have access to.

Now I’d love to sit here and write a million words about why this is a terrible thing and what it means for all of us who don’t fall into the aforementioned categories, but there are so many others who’ve said it so much better than I ever could.

I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality – LA Times

What’s at stake with the FCC’s net neutrality vote – USA Today

And just to piss you off a little more:

FCC explains why public support for net neutrality won’t stop repeal – Ars Technica

So what can you do? Here’s an easy start, go to this website:

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Beyond that, the information is out there, and if you care about a fair and open internet you know where to look.

Just like everything else with this fucked up administration, this will be an ongoing battle, but with enough voices it’s one the people can win.