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This is a battle for the future of the internet

UPDATE:

Unfortunetely we lost. But thats not the end of it! We are still fighting for a change, and hopefully, before it takes effect next year, we can change that!

UPDATE:

The FCC just announced its plan to slash net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs like Verizon to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. They vote December 14th. But if Congress gets enough calls, *they* can stop the FCC.

Visit here for more information: www.battleforthenet.com

Spread the word to friends and faimlies, call or email your state's senators, the FCC, or congress. At the website above, they give you a suggested script of what to say to your congress member, so it's very easy to contribute to the cause!

Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they're lobbying the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It's simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the "slow lane."This would amount to a tax on every sector of the American economy. Every site would cost more, since they'd all have to pay big cable. Worse, it would extinguish the startups and independent voices who can't afford to pay. If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same.

Comcast & Verizon want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see & do online.

  • WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?

Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. "Title II" of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)

  • WHY IS NET NEUTRALITY IMPORTANT?

The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It's what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.

  • WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO ME?                                                                              

Call or email your state's senator, the FCC, or congress. Together, with enough calls, we can shut down "Team Cable's" attempt at destorying net neutality so they can charge you more and slow down sites and competitor's sites.

  • WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO ME?

If you use the internet everyday, to browse, talk with friends, watch youtube or movies, then you will be effeced by the end of net neutrality. With the end of net neutrality, internet service providers will be able to slow down certain websites, if those companies or websites to not pay the cable companies they will enter the "slow lane", making it harder and longer for content to load for you. Companies that pay or have deals with these internet service providers will load in the "fast lane", while those who don't pay, or the rival companies of those orginazations the internet service providers are partnered with, will remain in the "slow lane".

  • WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO THE SERVER?

Whoever your internet service providers is could slow down the speed of our website loading. Since our website is provided by a company called Enjin, if your internet service providers slows down the speed of those who don't pay, or aren't partnered with them, they could slow down the loading time of Enjin, which would effect our website. If you internet provider is rivaled by the network which hosts our server, your log in and loading times will be effected.

                   

                   

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