Thursday, September 11, 2014

The day the internet slowed down...

Battle for the Net

In the past years, the US government trying to make the internet no longer the safe haven for everyone. First, they've attacked our internet rights with their SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, or whatever they've thrown on us. Then, the Republicans denied cutting costs from the NSA in light of the Edward Snowden scandal.

Now, the FCC wants to slow the internet down and bore us to death. You see, the FCC is on the brink of allowing internet service provides (like the ones you are using right now) to build fast lanes for sites that can pay for them. What does that mean, you'll be facing a deadly equivalent of a heavy traffic gridlock in Metro Manila last week. Try to imagine the FCC as the heavy trucks that caused a heavy traffic on our city streets. I know it sounds metaphorically but come on...

Anyway, major cable companies have plans to charge websites arbitrary fees and slow most of our favorite sites that won't pay up.

We believe in the idea that the internet should be free to all, with no arbitrary fees or slow lanes for sites that can't pay. Most people, companies, and organizations have taken a stand called "Title II reclassification", their last bastion to prevent the FCC and the major cable companies from killing the internet we once knew.

If you want to take action: Click Here.

The internet needs you, now go! Tell the FCC that net neutrality should not be abolished and keep the internet free for everyone.

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