About this Campaign
On February 26th, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote on net neutrality laws to decide whether all online data should be treated equally.
At the heart of the vote is the issue of whether Internet service providers should be allowed to offer faster loading speeds, known as 'fast lanes', to certain websites in exchange for a paid premium.
Internet advocates argue that this practice would create a monopoly of larger brands by eliminating smaller websites and startups with decreased loading speeds and accessibility, based solely on their inability to pay for premium access.
Ensuring continued equal access for all websites hinges on the reclassification of Internet service providers (ISPs) as “common carriers”, which means they are bound, by law, to provide the same service to all parties equally and without any special considerations.
As it stands, ISPs are classified as “information services” and are not bound by any governing laws in this regard. In short – they can do what they want, how they want, when they want.
Campaigns by advocacy groups, like Fight For The Future and Battle For The Net, are cropping up all over the Internet, urging users to take a stand against arbitrary FCC rulings and make their voices heard.
How can you help?
GuestCrew is a Crowd Speaking platform. Use the social buttons available on this campaign page to promote the campaign. Your shares will be saved in our system and will release all of them, automatically at the same time, on the due date - which is the 26th of February. Help us create a huge buzz.
How to get involved further:
*File a formal complaint with the FCC, outlining your demand for net neutrality.
*Visit one of the advocacy websites listed above and find out about local events in your area.
*Include advocacy banners and countdown clocks on your blogs and website to help spread the word about the importance of net neutrality.
*Help spread the word about the pending FCC vote by supporting and sharing the #NetNeutrality and #InternetCountdown hashtag campaigns on social media.
*Encourage fellow Internet users and social media followers to do the same.
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