Tell the FCC to reclassify Internet service providers and preserve net neutrality

Net neutrality
In the FCC’s proposed regulatory world, well-off companies will buy pretty roads into consumer’s browsers. The rest of us will be stuck with the more affordable dirt. (Credit: mkrigsman | zaneselvans)

Send the petition at freepress.net to the FCC to ensure the government agency knows where the public stands on the issue of net neutrality and the classification of Internet service providers.

Best reading on this topic:

==> Cory Doctorow’s opinion piece in The Guardian: Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom. A good reminder about the concept of double dipping and the right-of-ways (allowance to bury fibers on public land) customers have granted Internet Service Providers without compensation.

==> The New York Times initial article: F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic.

==> From Stanford’s The Center for Internet and Society, an excellent and readable explanation of the details of the FCC’s latest moves.

==> Who does the FCC actually work for? Vice takes a close look at the industry roles played by members of the FCC.

==> If Vice’s article didn’t help you understand who the FCC actually works for, maybe Esquire’s will: Why Comcast will be allowed to buy Time Warner and kill net neutrality

==> The New York Times editorial: Creating a Two-Speed Internet

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