How to Help

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How to Help Save the Internet

How to Help Save the Internet

Missed our previous coverage of the fight to save net neutrality and access to an open internet?

Now would probably be a good time to read what we wrote (here, here, here and here) before your connection freezes up once and for all.

The latest:  (Verizon-oops-we-mean-FCC Chair Ajit Pai), unswayed by 23 million public comments, has scheduled a vote to end net neutrality this Thursday, December 14.

If that happens, internet traffic would no longer be treated equally, and internet service providers like Verizon could create fast and slow lanes.  We're pretty sure which lane we'd end up in.

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn had a few awesome edits to the proposal:

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Since those edits aren't likely to be accepted, here are some other things we can do.

How to help channel your inner superhero and save nothing less than the internet

Call your member of Congress (like, right now) to urge them to protect net neutrality.  You can reach them through the Capitol switchboard (202.224.3121) or via the Battle for the Net website (where you'll also find talking points and lots of other resources).

You might want to quote from this week's open letter from all the internet pioneers (pretty much everyone except Al Gore) about what damage would result from a reversal of net neutrality.

Join Fight for the Future's online protest today - titled Break the Internet - and share your own creative thoughts on the FCC's plan via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the other socials.

Feeling sympathetic?  Check out the aptly-titled #RIPInternet campaign, hosted by the Free Press Action Fund and Defiant.  Guaranteed to be the most fun you'll have doing anything related to net neutrality, they'll help you send flowers to FCC Chair Ajit Pai with your sympathy for the passing of the open internet.

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