The internet we know and love is in danger of disappearing -- we must act now to save it!
With the backing of the Trump administration, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to repeal important rules protecting Net Neutrality, the legal basis for a free and open internet, which ensure that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don’t discriminate in favor or against certain Internet content and services.
Without these rules, your internet access could be limited, and many of your favorites sites, platforms, and streaming services could slow to a crawl. They prohibit ISPs Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—"fast lanes" for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.
As the Internet Association puts it, “Since its inception, the Internet has been governed by principles of openness and non-discrimination. Net neutrality is the legal principle that underpins the free and open Internet as we know it today. Simply put, it means that broadband gatekeepers – Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, and other Internet service providers (ISPs) – should treat all Internet traffic equally and not discriminate between different bits of data. That’s how the Internet works today: users can go to any website and access any type of content, whenever they want.”
Weroes joins hundreds of other web platforms in raising or voices to stop the FCC from going ahead with these changes. We urge every internet user around the world to also speak up now, before it’s too late.
Monday July 17th is the last day you can help save the open internet and make your voice heard by leaving a personal contact for the FCC. We invite every member of the global Weroes community to TAKE ACTION NOW by visiting the Internet Association’s platform for messaging the FCC.
This is an issue that affects us all. Millions of people have benefitted from a free and open internet, which ensures choice, innovation, and free expression.
All that could change -- we can’t let them get away with it.
Together, we can defend Net Neutrality and save the internet!