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Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

The internet is in danger. We know you hear this all the time, but things are getting really serious, and fast. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed new rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for special access to consumers. This would be the end of Net Neutrality. 

But there is hope.

If the FCC reclassifies the internet, it can preserve net neutrality. Watch Hank Green’s excellent video breaking it down and then take action. Tell the FCC to do what is right, instead of what is easy.

And more expensive.

PLEASE READ.

We need to save the internet.

Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon want to control what we can and cannot do online — and they’re about to get their wish.

 

Their lobbyists and lawyers have taken over the FCC — the agency meant to keep them in check. Now, the former lobbyist running the FCC is about to announce new rules that will kill Net Neutrality — the rule that stops Comcast, AT&T, or Verizon from deciding which sites you’re allowed to visit.

 

There are two specific subcommittees in Congress that could stop this decision before its officially proposed on May 15th, or even overturn it. 

 

Sign the petition to the two congressional subcommittees: Stop the FCC and save the internet.

 

The proposed FCC rules would change the internet from what we know now to something more like corporate television — a place where faster internet would be reserved for the giant corporations willing to pay to cut the line. 

 

Right now, the internet works like this: both people and websites pay money to their local (often monopolistic) Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Comcast or Verizon. In return, they’re hooked up to the internet. Information flowing through the internet is all treated equally. Under these new rules, the ISPs could hold us hostage. Verizon could refuse to let us see Youtube unless Google hands them wheelbarrows full of cash. People researching medications might not be able to find the studies showing serious side effects if Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKlein and others pay big bucks to get their sites to show up fastest. Most alarmingly, the legal basis of these rules could allow ISPs to censor any site they didn’t like.

 

Groups like SumOfUs only exist because of the open internet of today. Under these new rules, new innovations would find it much harder to take off, because their superior design would be behind an intentionally broken and slow connection. Sites like Wikipedia could disappear from public view or start plastering themselves in ads to pony up the cash needed to pay Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon for the privilege of allowing us to access them.

 

The head of the FCC is a former lobbyist and telecommunications executive, and he’s hired Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T corporate flacks into the FCC specifically to draft rules for destroying the internet. No wonder they love his proposal.

  

This is an all-hands on deck moment.  

 

Sign the petition to the House and Senate committees overseeing the FCC. We can’t let Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T get away with destroying the internet. 

gifpeanutbutterPLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS! DO NOT IGNORE THIS OR YOUR TUMBLR MAY EVENTUALLY BE DELETED. — Hey, for once this isn’t a hoax. Take this serious or your freedom online might be taken away entirely.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION:

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

Information and knowledge should always be freely available to us at ALL times. No exceptions. 

Contact those in office near you to voice your opinion on why we need to stop SOPA in its tracks. This is one step closer to removing our freedom of speech completely. Before the internet, THINK OF THE DERPS. Think of how difficult it was to just learn about the basics of a topic when now we can easily find out within a matter of seconds. We can’t go back to having restrictions on what we learn and how we are allowed to use our voices. Do not allow it. We all have the choice to sit back or to pitch in.

WE NEED THE INTERNET. PLEASE PASS THESE LINKS ON TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS — Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc:

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

http://sopastrike.com/strike

http://americancensorship.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

https://blacklist.eff.org/?action_KEY=8173

For those who need more information:

Gizmodo: What is SOPA?

Politico: What is SOPA?

Wall Street Journal: Understanding SOPA: A Simple Q&A for Understanding the Online Piracy Debate

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"That’s why advocates should not be talking about protecting net neutrality. They shouldn’t even use that phrase. They should call it "Preventing Cable Company F!#@ery" because that is what it is. And… there might actually be something you can still do.”

The FCC is trying to create a tiered, unequal internet, where corporations can pay more for faster speeds. They want you to leave them comments on this decision. Give ‘em your worst.

To other fandoms

Dear other fandoms,

As you may have noticed, we are very excited for our 50th anniversary special. This excitement will only intensify as we quickly approach the new episode. Therefore, we highly suggest that you start running, for we may end up causing the end of the internet.

Sincerely,

The Whovians

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please signal boost this, tumblr. net neutrality is really important and we need to stop the FCC from killing it. even if you don’t want to do anything else besides sign a petition, please do that! or at least reblog!

here are some sites to find out more info and how you can help:

http://www.stoptheslowlane.com/index.html

http://www.savetheinternet.com/

http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/

http://www.savetheinternet.com/action/topic/internet-freedom

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