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    November 21, 2017

    I, along with many Americans, have been posting about this for months, writing letters, calling, and emailing.  And still weakening/eliminating Net Neutrality is moving forward…rapidly…with the announcement from the FCC today. We must keep trying to preserve freedom and access of information on the Internet. An email address is provided at the end of this post for you to contact FCC Chair Ajit Pai.

    What is net neutrality? Why does it matter?

    Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.

    We are Team Internet. We support net neutrality, freedom of speech.

    Nearly everyone who understands and depends on the Internet supports net neutrality, whether they’re startup founders, activists, gamers, politicians, investors, comedians, YouTube stars, or typical Internet users who just want their Internet to work as advertised—regardless of their political party. But don’t take our word for it. Ask around, or watch some of these videos.


    I voted against Ajit Pai (DT appointed FCC Chair) for this very reason. If the FCC adopts this proposal, it will imperil the engine of California’s economy and the platform for our entrepreneurship and creativity.


    Unlike , I’ve led teams creating innovative new tech on the Internet. Everyone who’s done so knows that killing net neutrality is bad for society — not just because it harms tech innovation, but because it compromises our civil rights.


    It may already be too late to save , but we’ve got to try. Call your congressperson, using the script here: And tell them to push the FCC commissioners to vote to save Net Neutrality on December 14.


    The brilliant not only destroys in this but rightly points out the most grave danger of dismantling is how it will limit both civil rights and free speech.


    I stand with millions of American consumers, innovators, and entrepreneurs against ’s plot to gut . RT if you’re ready to resist this appalling attack on our free and open internet.


    Kinda surprised at the lack of awareness in the situation. This is pretty much the last push before everything changes for the worse or remains the same. There’s no benefit for consumers if it changes so it behooves you to fight for your internet rights.


    Netflix supports strong . We oppose the FCC’s proposal to roll back these core protections.


    It’s this simple. NO ONE wins by killing except mega corporations. Democracy dies in the shadow of information control.


    If you don’t fight for now, here are the questions you will ask later… Why is my internet so slow? Why is my bill so high? Why can’t I view this page? If you lose your mind because the internet is down or slow for 10 minutes, imagine if it was permanent.


    If we repeal then this is what it’s going to look like. This isn’t a left/right issue. This is a freedom issue. The internet is the one of the last things we have that isn’t controlled by the Gov. Don’t let them censor us




    Update: Time is running out. Chairman Pai has released a draft order of his plan, that if adopted, would undo net neutrality. Make a call to Congress now to save net neutrality.

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai plans to announce a vote on November 22 to allow major corporations – like Verizon and Comcast – the power to block mobile apps, slow websites, and even control which news outlets we can access. Hearing enough strong disapproval from Congress could persuade him to stall this disturbing plan.

    Call your members of Congress today and tell them you oppose Chairman Pai’s plans to dismantle net neutrality.

    Enter YOUR phone number (including area code). Make sure this phone is near you now. We’ll route your call to your members of Congress.



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