Americans at Risk of Losing Affordable Internet Service
Net neutrality was an Obama-era policy that prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from treating any data or websites differently from one another (aka prevented the ISPs from charging you more for certain websites).
However, net neutrality may be on the chopping block, as the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chief wants to do away with the policy.
Ajit Pai, who was appointed by President Trump, said in an official statement, “Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet.”
But this so-called “micromanagement” is critical to American’s access to the free web. Without net neutrality, nothing stops big providers like Comcast and Verizon from charging you more to use certain websites by companies they don’t own.
Regardless of one’s political affiliations or party loyalty, net neutrality crosses all political boundaries and needs to be a concern to the entire American population. Our voices need to be heard across all social media platforms so that the FCC knows we will not stand for this foolishness before the vote on December 14th.
NetNeutrality is NOT DEAD YET. Congress has stopped FCC votes before. Do NOT give up! 1) RETWEET this to help spread the word that we can still stop this. 2) CALL your lawmakers: https://t.co/S8d0OxZQe0 3) PROTEST at Verizon stores on Dec 7: https://t.co/OvdNJe0Idh