Let’s take things slow, for Net Neutrality's sake
Net Neutrality is in danger, we’ve covered the topic many-a-time here at TelecomsTech. The internet, most would agree, should be treated fairly and promote opportunities for all. There are many ISPs who would like to compromise this by creating “fast lanes” so certain services can get faster access for their customers over others – particularly those who can pay for the privilege which pushes smaller competitors out.
Companies have been taking a stand against this, whether big or small. In a protest for retaining net neutrality, many websites will be “slowing down” or putting up graphics of “page loading” on the sites which will be participating.
Google, despite now technically being an ISP itself, is also taking action. The web giant has put up a petition – signed by over 3 million people – with the rallying call of “A free and open world depends on a free and open web.”
For several months the FCC has been collecting opinions and comments from the public about the proposed new guidelines. The deadline of September 15th is now fast approaching, however, and if you want to get your voice across or campaign for others to do so – you must also do so now.
The Sunlight Foundation has analysed over 800,000 comments submitted to the FCC about net neutrality – and has found that more than 99% of them are in support of stronger protections for neutrality. It’s hardly surprising, who complains that they have fast access to their favourite content?
Spread the message via social media, or if you run a website, make sure you join in to make sure the FCC and the ISPs know your opinion on the important matter. It could change the way you access the internet and web content for the foreseeable future. It’s time to stand up.
What do you think about the protest for Net Neutrality? Let us know in the comments.
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