Well a few moments ago, I received a tremendous shock…
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed rules that will allow internet providers to charge companies like Automatic, Netflix or Etsy for access to their subscribers.
You know what this means.
Money talks. Big company subscribers, those preferred customers, will have an “e-pass” to the Internet Highway.
The rest of us will chug along in the slow lane. Our pages will load at a snail’s pace. This will be common place if the FCC passes the proposed rules.
This is not fair. All of us deserve the same rights on the Internet. We cannot permit the “internet providers” to take over. It’s all about the money for them. We must make it about our rights. Our Internet freedom.
Maxi’s Comments has joined WordPress to stand up and fight for our rights as bloggers and demand the FCC do the right thing.
I have already placed a call to Senator Bill Nelson in my state of Florida. Please, join me. Phone calls have power.
Automattic, along with many other companies and digital rights organizations, is proud to participate in the Internet Slowdown on September 10. For this day of action, we’ve built a “Fight for Net Neutrality” plugin that you can enable now on your WordPress.com blog to show support for this important cause.
You can turn the plugin on by going to your Dashboard, Settings — Fight for Net Neutrality
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