This has got to be the best explanation of why the issue of net neutrality is so important for everyone in America. You’ll get lots of good laughs and be even more disgusted with our government than you probably already are. Take a listen.
Take a look at the Political Scoreboard over at Battle for the Net and take a look at who is not representing their constituents. Yep, that’s right, those red folks are bending to the whims of big cable: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, and Verizon. Didn’t we elect these people to represent us, the citizens? Guess they’re not doing their job.
If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?
Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.
Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.
If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown
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