Another Battle for the Net

If you visited the site today, July 12th, you should have seen a pop-up something like this:

Pro-Net Neutrality Pop-Up

If you’re an American who’s already taken action here, or elsewhere, excellent. If you haven’t yet done so, now’s the time. The FCC is still taking comments about their plan to change rules regulating internet service providers, and your voice matters. In just a few minutes, you can use the EFF’s Dear FCC tool to stand up for Net Neutrality.

If you’re new to this issue, here’s a quick primer on Net Neutrality, from Battle for the Net:

What is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)

Why is Net Neutrality Important?

The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative — a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.

Net neutrality is something all consumers should get behind, and Title II oversight is the best way to achieve it. Speak up in favor of Title II oversight now. And if this all sounds familiar, it might be because this is hardly the first time we’ve fought this battle. A free and open internet is always worth the fight.