Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.
In relation to this: there’s talks of Comcast acquiring the Time Warner Cable company. If this happens, this means the pool of companies that provide internet (thus controlling the internet and determining which sites should and shouldn’t be available to everyone). Nationwide internet and cable providers are already teetering on the edge of monopolizing our access to information. It’s become a shit circus of direct competition instead of actually providing customers with decent fucking service. If you’ve ever used Comcast at any point in your life, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
The more these mergers and buy-outs and shit keep happening, the worse it’s going to get. Less and less competition between service providers means you end up paying out the asshole for internet and cable. And, with net neutrality getting shot down, you’d be paying even more just to gain access certain websites.
The internet isn’t a commodity; it’s an invaluable information resource and it should be available to everyone, not just the people who can afford it.
The internet is the most vital source of information available. Maintaining net neutrality is one of the most important things we will need to fight for. Please sign this petition. Whether you use the internet for school, business, or keeping up-to-date on world events, this matters for everyone.