Two years ago, millions of us stood together to defend the internet freedom. We compelled the FCC to adopt rules that prevent cable companies like Comcast and Verizon from blocking the content we want to send and receive, or shunt it off into “slow lanes” that would make it harder to access.
But now these rules are under attack. Trump’s new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, used to work for the cable industry — and now he’s seeking to do the industry’s bidding by scrapping net neutrality. He would potentially let the cable companies demand that websites pay them fees — or slow down access to their content if the refuse to pay.
This would be the death knell for the internet as we know it. Artists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and start-ups could all be made to pony up — or risk getting shut down.
Add your name at right to sign the petition:
FCC: Don’t shill for the big cable companies. You need to save net neutrality