Do I have your attention?
Good. Net Neutrality is being attacked. I'm posting this everywhere I can. Please just listen.
Net Neutrality governs the way the internet works. It decides how free we are. Right now, we are VERY free. We have the option to access any site we like without paying premium fees for better connection or even just the ability to SEE the website.
But that could change within a month's time.
The FCC head Ajit Pai has always been against Net Neutrality- for reference, Net Neutrality basically keeps internet providers in check, meaning they can't just create the internet as they want, it has rules. At this point it should be known that Pai has been well known to receive money, millions in "donations", from said internet providers. Mostly Time Warner Cable and Comcast. He even used to work at fucking Verizon. So, for these companies, he is trying to kill Net Neutrality.
Well, he did it. He is killing Net Neutrality. Again.
there might still be a way to stop it, though. There might be a way to keep the internet as a free place, a free utility, something anyone can use.
I'm going to post this link. Check it out if you like your internet exactly the way it is. Call people. Write letters. Even just comment. Do SOMETHING to save this place. It adds up, I swear.
Just click the link to join the fight. I'm begging you.
I can see it now; Child and gore porn being spammed on the asshole's facebook, the expenses of Ajit Pai's wallet and whatever business outlet he has going through the damn roof to divert resources from basic maintenance to damage control.
This was also brought-up several years in a row now that we'd think these guys would get bored and occupy themselves with something else.
Well, let's keep pushing this mule until it falls off the cliff it desperately wants to fall off of!
If net neutrality in the US is abolished, It will turn into the "Great Internet Recession". Or worse, "Great Internet Depression".
Here are the list of the "worst scenario":
Crime rate, unemployment and poverty increases.
Stock market collapse/crash.
Bankruptcy of startups, businesses, and banks.
Loss of archives, culture, media, entertainment, and education.
Violent protesters gone riot!
1. Subscriptions for "premium" web sites such as YouTube, deviantArt, or Crunchyroll.
2. Extra fees to access websites in the "fast lane"
3. Only big businesses running the web- that means start-up creators will be unable to make websites, as they would have to pay up to millions of dollars in order to access the fast lane, allowing their site to thrive. For reference, this means dA, Facebook, and, yes, YouTube- a site famously made by PayPal employees.
4. Existing subscription services will charge extra to make up for their millions spent on being in said "fast lane"
5. Certain services will be blocked or extremely slow depending on which site your ISP (Internet Service Provider) favors. This extends to all platforms, not just PC- for example, certain video game servers could be completely blocked and laggy should you be able to access them, or the apps on your phone might be inaccessible because it competes with the ISP's own apps.
Just a few major headers of what would likely result from this happening.
Go to this website to write a comment to the FCC.
In the area where it says "Specify Proceeding", enter 17-108. It will bring up "Restoring Internet Freedom". Then click "Search".
It will bring you to a new page. Somewhere on the right side it will say, in blue letters, "Express". Click this to be able to comment.
Enter in your comment at the bottom where it says "Brief Comments". Please try to keep it calm, just let them know how you feel without making any death threats. It will ask you for your home address and all that, personally, I just put down the home address of a house down the street, feel free to do the same.
But we need to rise up against the FCC