The FCC is seeking feedback on its idea to allow corporations to charge more for faster internet access to certain sites. This is a REALLY BAD IDEA if you like using the internet. So, please, write to the FCC and let them know what a stupid idea this is.
In specific, ask the FCC to classify internet access as a Title II telecommunications service under the Communications Act.
You can also sign BOTH of these White House Petitions: Reclassify Internet broadband providers as common carriers and Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of information in the United States.
If you want a template for a letter to the FCC, try this:
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to comment on the FCC's recent proposed changes to net neutrality. In particular, the decision to enact a 'fast lane' in which companies would be allowed to charge for faster internet broadband access.
As a concerned citizen I feel it is imperative that broadband access, and internet access in general, remain unfettered and classified as a Title II telecommunications service under the Communications Act.
Prioritizing one type of internet traffic in favor of another does not promote net neutrality. Nor does creating a 'fast lane' for those who are able to pay a steeper price.
The internet is is a medium through which information is broadcast and transmitted. It is the 21st century equivalent of an open forum at a town meeting. Whether or not a citizen participates it is of his or her own accord, but the right of every citizen to participate it should not be infringed upon.
A corporate entity cannot limit participation at these town meetings to only those who can afford to attend. A corporate entity also should not have the power to limit a citizen body's right to free speech, assembly, free press and petition for government address of grievances by limiting broadband access.
As a consumer, I once again strongly urge the FCC to classify broadband access as a Title II telecommunications service under the Communications Act.
Thank you very much for your time,
Insert your real name and address here.
And then send this to your elected officials, too. Make a fuss, or the corporations will cut us out of the 'net.