On May 15, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission proposed rules that would create two different and unequal versions of the internet, undermining Net Neutrality. The FCC’s proposal would be a huge boon for the cable companies allowing certain sponsored sites premium access, which would undermine the Internet as we know it.
Under the proposed rules, internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon would be able to create a two-tiered Internet, with slow lanes (for most of us) and fast lanes (for wealthy corporations that are willing pay in sponsorship fees in exchange for fast service).
Today, we are participating in the Internet Slowdown to support Net Neutrality and show what a two-tiered internet would look like. At Connect Think, we believe in Net Neutrality and the core ideals of a free and open Internet. If, like us, you would like the internet to remain a level field, and would like to help prevent sponsored content for faster content delivery, now is your chance take a stand and contact your state and federal lawmakers.
To make your voice heard, sign the “Letter to Lawmakers” on Battle for the Net, a website put together by Free Press and Fight for the Future. It contains a wealth of information on the subject and tools to help you make your voice heard.