SAVE THE OPEN INTERNET – Defend Net Neutrality (Here’s How)

SAVE THE OPEN INTERNET – Defend Net Neutrality (Here’s How)


If you’re watching this video, it’s safe to say you think the internet’s pretty great. We the Internet Association and all of our member companies agree. And one of the most important reasons why the internet’s great is because of enforceable net neutrality rules, and they are in real jeopardy. Net neutrality is the principle that allows consumers — not ISPs — to choose which web sites and apps are best. In other words when you pay ISP to access the internet you get access to the entire internet, not some curated version they’ve sold to the highest bidder. But if the FCC has its way — in just a few months — ISPs could gain unprecedented powers to fundamentally change the internet for the worse. So what can you do? Take action and tell the FCC why you care about the open internet and competition online. Demand access to the entire internet free of paid priotitization, blocking and throttling. Remind them that there is only one internet and all rules must apply to your home and mobile connections equally. We, the internet community must work together to protect the free and open internet. Click the links to have your voice heard.

Danny Hutson

88 thoughts on “SAVE THE OPEN INTERNET – Defend Net Neutrality (Here’s How)

  1. As a technology/IT company…We fully support net neutrality. We've shared this video. Anyone else who watches this, please do the same! Help stop Washington DC and corporate lobbyists from turning the internet into a highest bidder market! Share this video today. Keep our freedoms alive by sharing this and letting someone else know who's unaware what's under attack. Thumbs up this comment to keep it at the top!

  2. I have a question. I want to protect Net Neutrality, and since the U.S. is the "Backbone of the Internet" — and also because of basic empathy and wanting what's best for all people on the planet and not just for myself — I would like to help with this. However, I am not, nor have I ever been, a Citizen of the United States of America (and I don't live there either) so I am not sure I even can comment on the FCC website.

    The question is: is there any other way I can help?

  3. I pay for 120 Mbps internet, but I have to watch this at 360p because YouTube gets throttled by Spectrum. No joke.

  4. this would destroy the digital design industry. but the whole thing is such a stupid concept. good luck applying to that online class. you'll have to pay extra to access that now. 🙃 i can't believe this is happenning

  5. FCC's Open Internet Rules (net neutrality rules) are extremely important to me. I urge you to protect them.

    I don't want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the Internet into "fast lanes" for companies that pay and "slow lanes" for the rest. The Internet Needs to Be Freedom and Needs to Be equal The Internet should be treated as a Forever Frontier and Should have the same Laws as: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), But No One company Should be Able to Slow access to another companys page. The Internet Providers(ISP's) Shouldn't be able to peek at your data, Read, Keep track of Your info Sent, or even Sell that Info IF THIS New Law Goes Through they will be breaking Confidentiality for many Citizens Aswell As Citizens Outside the States Because Reddit, Google, Bing, Twitter All Could be Able to Sell Your Info To Any other Company online that is willing to buy your private info. Even the Government could potentially sell your info they get from this new law to other countries this Can not stand we shouldn't let this happen!

    Now is not the time to let giant ISPs censor what we see and do online.
    Censorship by ISPs is a serious problem. Comcast has throttled Netflix, AT&T blocked FaceTime, Time Warner Cable throttled the popular game League of Legends, and Verizon admitted it will introduce fast lanes for sites that pay and slow lanes for everyone else if the FCC lifts the rules. This hurts consumers and businesses large and small.

    Courts have made clear that if the FCC ends Title II classification, the FCC must let ISPs offer "fast lanes" to websites for a fee.

    Chairman Pai has made clear that he intends to do exactly this.

    But if some companies can pay our ISPs to have their content load faster, startups and small businesses that can't pay those fees won't be able to compete. You will kill the open marketplace that has enabled millions of small businesses and created the 5 most valuable companies in America-just to further enrich a few much less valuable cable giants famous for sky-high prices and abysmal customer service.

    Internet providers will be able to impose a private tax on every sector of the American economy. Privacy Is a Huge Concern and Providers Shouldn't be able to sample/keep or peek at your data and should not be able to sell this DATA TO ANYONE This is Breaking current Privacy laws and Privacy is a Right and should not be Lost!

    So I'm also sending this to my members of Congress. Please publicly support the FCC's existing net neutrality rules based on Title II, and denounce Chairman Pai's plans. Do whatever you can to dissuade him.

    Thank you!

  6. Hate to be little Debbie Downer, but the decision is out of our hands at this point. Too much money has already changed hands for this to NOT go into effect, if it isn't already being implemented. If your town has an independent ISP, switch to it before comcast buys it and you might get a few extra weeks of unhindered access to the web.

  7. I live in the UK and know this will in some way affect things over here too, is there anything we can do? This is literally the worst nightmare for internet users and I hate that the FCC are so greedy they'd do this. Ugh.

  8. the sad thing is people don't care whats happening because they don't understand what this means when they pass it, all people will do is look blankly and become sheep even more to these business thinking they don't have a choice

  9. I dont get it, the people have definitely had their voice heard and everyone agrees net neutrality is a good thing. The people who make the laws are not representing us at all

  10. WHAT ISP do not get is we could make our own internet if they really wanna go through with this bullshit. hell ISP already have dumb rules and OVER CHARGE already shitttttt even cell phone companies do it also " get Unlimited data" yet if you go over let's say 5gigs of data they can now throttle you down too {2g} internet for the remaining bill cycle and when the new bill cycle starts again THAN you get 4g internet again see it's a loophole yet people THINK they gotta watch whatever it is on the phone or tablet NO just wait until you get home. i'm sure ill get someone asking " what if we are on a plane going somewhere" simple get a dvd player and some dvd's THAT SIMPLE GOTTA edit a video do it before you leave

  11. As a writer in small, niche circles on the web, I cannot help but stress that removing Title II restrictions won't benefit anyone. It's easy to pretend that giving ISPs the ability to prioritize data will have nothing but benefits, but did anyone ask just what restrictions are in place to prevent them abusing that ability? Spend even a minute online, and there is bevies of proof that any inch given with your service providers is dangerous, as they are willing to violate even the laws we have now in order to solidify their shared monopoly.

  12. here in the Philippines where internet is slow and expensive, we have no net neutrality rules.

    On mobile internet, ISPs here tend to offer select sites like Facebook at prices lower than the standard internet price. They are able to discriminate certain websites which puts us Filipinos in a walled garden. As Philippines is a poor country, users here would rather browse Facebook.

    No net neutrality favors big internet companies who are able to get preferential access and undermines startups that can challenge them.

    Thankfully wired internet here is still neutral,

  13. I'm preparing my bridges, proxies, vpns, and tor relays, for this kind of things.

    I'm investing on mini-computers such as [Raspberry, Orange, Banana] Pi, Asus tinker board, and Odroid, to place them as nodes all over the world.

  14. This could easily damage our freedom to do what we want in the restriction of the law. By taking away everyone's ability to freely browse the internet is like taking away our ability to freely roam the Earth. While the network providers are the reason we have internet, they could easily be the reason why we can't freely do what we please. Let the internet be the internet. There aren't restrictions on our ability to protest, to voice our opinion, or to travel within our own country, so why should there be restrictions on one of the most important parts of society?

  15. I understand it should be the right of the provider to provide whatever they want, but in this case, it's just wrong for big businesses to take advantage of their customers by restricting access.

  16. Please be sure to file a message to the FCC saying you support net neutrality! Also, contact your congressmen urging them to dissuade Chairman Pai.
    https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108))

  17. Welcome to the internet we handle our problems immediately because we
    are the world combined in one place, these people claiming they know
    best are irrelevant and should realize they are messing with a portion
    of human freedom which is unacceptable in the modern day where we do
    what we believe in, good luck taking the internet from us. The internet
    is global so imagine billions of people getting out pitch forks and
    torches because you feel the need to control what we see, we will take
    our freedom and control our own lives.

  18. I used to not worry about this because all I would see it on was porn sites, but now that twitch is doing this too, I guess I'll worry about it.

  19. We won against SOPA and PIPA. We can fight for our neutrality! We will not lose our rights to a free internet!

  20. so the ISPs already throttle the fuck out the net we pay for anyway this isnt going to change much and it will happen regardless

  21. Please, i think it's important, let us access to the transcription. I would like to translate it in french but i can't. I would like to explain to my friends what internet neutrality is and why it is important with this video (but they are not really good in english).
    And, it would open it to a larger public ! Please, it would be really cool if you do this 🙂

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