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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.
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DaFrontlineSpecter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
These people do realize that if they actually do this shit, everyone from the reddits, 4chins, and all the cancer and scum of the internet will make their lives living hell... Right?

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!
Sapphire1X7 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a very corrupt establishment Democrat named Albio Sires from my district (I'm in New Jersey's 8th congressional District) who voted against Net Neutrality. People like Sires sided with Big money, and the Greedy ISPs (including AT&T) who care about having so much money in their hands for profit. Of course, he may side with politicians like Ajit Pai, but its also important as much as telling Pai and the FCC, its also important to tell your member of Congress about this, and bring more people into the conversation, because this issue affects everyone across the board. I don't give a damn if you're a Democrat, a Republican, or even Independent or 3rd Party, Net Neutrality is so important because without it, the ISPs can do anything they can to price grouch you, discriminate you, and even worse, violate the principles of the Constitution by Censoring content; all in favor of profiting off your wallet.
aabarro13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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"

  1. Crime rate, unemployment and poverty increases. 

  2. Stock market collapse/crash. 

  3. Bankruptcy of startups, businesses, and banks. 

  4. Loss of archives, culture, media, entertainment, and education. 

  5. Internet refugees. 

  6. Violent protesters gone riot!

Mister-Bambu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
For those wondering. The likely results are as follows:

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.
Kaymanovite Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
No, I don't want Net Neutrality to be happened. If that happens it'll kill internet creativity and hurt public than helping them.
lissygudiya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Then let's protect it [Net Neutrality].
RabidDog008 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Only for US hey?
Mister-Bambu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, but that does not mean you cannot help. Not to mention, this would affect any US companies you happen to buy from via the internet- game companies and movie streaming companies especially.

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.
04StartyCornOnline88 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student General Artist
How many times they had to do that?
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Until they get what they want, that's what greed does to people. 

But we need to rise up against the FCC
Loth-Eth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd signed the petitions for save Net Neutrality
Mister-Bambu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Consider yourself one of my new personal heroes. 
Loth-Eth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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