this should be a sticky on r/all or on every single subreddit.
> You could even lose access to your favorite adult-websites
Oh no. This people are playing with fire.
"...we may lose Net Neutrality soon"
This is the way it needs to be said all the time. People keep accusing NN supporters of wanting to implement or change things, we want to keep the status quo. Pai and the ISPs are the ones wanting to change things.
This is what happens when we vote people into office who primarily run businesses. They dismantle things that hurt profit margins, and net neutrality hurts ISPs profits.
> Popular sites like Netflix, Youtube, Spotify, could be throttled or blocked depending on your plan or geographic location
If you text *"resist"* to **504-09**, then a bot will answer and allow you to send a small email *free of charge* to your local **government representative**.
It will ask you a few questions about *who you are*, *where you live*, and *which government representative* you would like to email.
After you have answered the questions, it will ask you to compose a message to email to your selected representative, and then, it will email your message to them.
It's a *very easy* bot to use, and I suggest everyone send at least a small message.
**You may not think that your message will matter, but numbers count *(literally)*, and every single message will support our cause.**
**FREEDOM FOR ALL! SAVE NET NEUTRALITY! SAVE THE INTERNET!**
Thanks to u/jaypooner for introducing this to me.
I just remembered that the bot is being used heavily, and will likely be busy. In that case, just wait a bit *(I only had to wait like a minute)* and try again.
Credit to u/datums for this comment:
FYI - Congress and the Senate have nothing to do with this. Only five people at the FCC get to vote.
[Here they are](https://www.fcc.gov/about/leadership
). The three men plan to vote to repeal net neutrality. The two women plan to vote to keep net neutrality.
Their individual contact information can be found under "Bio".
To defeat the net neutrality repeal, one of those three men has to change their vote.
Might be redundant but this links to the FCC website directly!
Don't just up vote... Take 10 minutes out of your day to at least make one call!
You all made EA bend over backwards for you by cancelling your preorders.
We can do the same to these assholes by canceling our internet.
I listen to MSNBC on sat radio during the day and even they are down playing the effect this might have on the internet. About half say that consumer demand will keep the telecoms from screwing up the internet and the other half say they "promised" not to screw it up. lol as long as they promise.
Does anyone have any links to good/decent/slightly logical arguments that advocate ending net neutrality?
I think I get the basic argument - Less government regulation, allow the free market to govern, ISPs and companies who act in bad faith will be ditched by consumers.
But current ISP's are such big companies that it feels like while this is a... idealistic notion, in reality this oviously won't work. It's like saying if we just make a law against murder, then no one will unjustly kill anyone. It's almost as if we have to juist kick it down the road, and trust the system, so that precedents can be set when ISPs act in bad faith, then we take them to court yada yada.
Here is my generic response. Advice appreciated:
Good Evening Congresswoman (Congressman),
I would like to voice my concerns regarding the potential repeal of Net Neutrality by the FCC and my disagreement with the proposal.
The proposal to repeal Net Neutrality would allow broadband providers the ability to block access, slow down or speed up service for certain websites or its business partners. I am strongly against such a proposal.
According to The New York Times, the rules put in place by the Obama administration "...prohibit high-speed internet service providers, or I.S.P.s, from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites. They also prevent the companies from charging customers extra fees for high-quality streaming and other services." I am for the continuation of this policy. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html
Thank you for your time.
lets say they pass this BS.. and dems get elected in 2018. Can it be rolled back?
i am not against net neutrality. but i am against the "net neutrality" we currently have in place. we need to separate internet service and internet content. then we need to legislate speed to it must increase as price does and what that ratio is. then we need to unblock every single site in existence.
that is real net neutrality.