May. 14th, 2014

fengi: (Have a fucking puppy.)
Tomorrow, May 15, the FCC will vote on rules which would effectively end net neutrality using a bunch of weasel terms and workarounds.

It's time to take action to protect what remains of neutral access to online communication and commerce.

There are several options, the lazy (and perhaps not effective) one is at the bottom.

Option A1: Email the FCC.
Here is a new link to an inbox for internet comments. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] microbie.

Option A2: Call the FCC
1. Dial 888-225-5322
2. push 1, 4, 0
3. A person will answer.
4. They will ask for your name and address. you can just give them a zip code if you want.
5. Be courteous: "I'm calling to ask the FCC to reclassify Internet Service Providers as Title Two Common Carriers."
6. They'll ask if there is anything else you would like to add.
7. "No, Thank you for your time."
8. Hang up.

Option B: Call Congress
Go to OpenCongress & type in your zipcode. Pick up the phone and call each of the these folks. Believe it or not, someone will answer the phone, and phone calls make a difference. Politely tell the congressional staff that picks up to "Have the FCC classify internet as a Title Two common carrier." Ask them to repeat what they wrote down.

Option C: Online Activist Shortcuts
These are sponsored by the Free Press PAC, who will add you to their mailing list.
Stop The Slow Lane automated emailing to Congress
Email Petition to FCC
Before giving money to the Free Press, check out the evaluations here, here and here.

The "crisis fatigue" narrative is now being imposed on Net Neutrality, sometimes by people who should know better. It's the bullshit idea the ability to care about real ongoing issues is the same as audiences being bored by fictions which go on too long. This crap arises from various agendas, be it a shitty journalist who confuses their own lazy boredom with what qualifies as news, or a vested interest who wants people to stop paying attention.