Save Net Neutrality — Make a Public Comment by July 17th!
The FCC wants to get rid of net neutrality rules that keep internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or giving preferential treatment to particular websites. Americans have UNTIL JULY 17TH to make a public comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality. Leave an express comment here or leave a longer comment with attached documents here, using the proceeding number 17-108 (Restoring Internet Freedom). LET’S FLOOD THE FCC WITH PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR NET NEUTRALITY!
Your talking points:
- “Net neutrality is essential to education, economic opportunity, social movements and dissent.” That means that net neutrality is essential to democracy!
- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues that we need to end net neutrality because it is decreasing investment in broadband networks. However, a recent report from Free Press shows that investment has actually increased under the net neutrality rules established in 2015. (You can even attach the report itself to your FCC comment if you leave a “standard” comment. Find the report here.)
- We need rules to protect the open internet. We can’t depend on broadband corporations policing themselves.
- Without net neutrality rules, ISPs can control the kind of content we access on the internet.
- In the line for “Proceeding(s)”, enter 17-108 (Restoring Internet Freedom).
General tips for writing public comments:
- Personalized comments are much more effective than form letters.
- Be respectful.
- Describe why the issue is relevant for you and how it will affect you.
- Include any useful evidence for your arguments, either in your comment, or as an attached document. If you have expertise and data on the issue, share it!
- Mention specific sections of the proposed rule if you have the time and expertise.
What else can you do for net neutrality? Raise awareness on social media and mobilize more public comments by sharing a graphic from here.
- About net neutrality
- About the FCC’s plan to rescind net neutrality rules
- About the details of the FCC’s plan
- About the Internet-wide Day of Action on July 12th and the hundreds of companies and websites that are participating
- About net neutrality and education
- About net neutrality and economic equality
- About net neutrality, social movements and dissent