How to Help

If you're like us, your digital life is one big, fast news feed. Some of this news is messed up. How to Help works in the news cycle to connect you with ways to do something about the day's big stories.

How to Help Save Net Neutrality

How to Help Save Net Neutrality

Hope you held onto that CD with 1600 free hours of AOL.

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (led by FCC Chair and former Verizon executive Ajit Pai) issued its proposal to wipe out net neutrality.  A final FCC vote is expected on December 14.

That really important and unfortunately-named rule protects the principle of an open internet, ensuring that all traffic is treated equally.

If it's reversed, internet service providers could create fast and slow lanes. Which lane can you afford?

 Source:  Giphy

Source:  Giphy

How to help prevent the return of this sound

Check out John Oliver's funny and important primer on protecting net neutrality.

Read New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's open letter to the FCC.

Contact your member of Congress at 202.224.3121 or via the Battle for the Net website (where you'll also find talking points and lots of other resources).

Join a nationwide protest at Verizon stores on Thursday, December 7.

Connect with and support the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Free PressFight for the Future, and Demand Progress.

Also:  want to send your condolences in memory of the internet?  Guaranteed to be the most fun you'll have doing anything related to net neutrality, you can now send flowers to FCC Chair Ajit Pai with your sympathy for the passing of the open internet (courtesy of Free Press Action Fund and Defiant's awesome #RIPInternet project.)

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