December 14, 2017

Pressure Congress to Save Net Neutrality

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As you've undoubtedly heard by now, the FCC did what everybody expected them to do today and repealed net neutrality. If this stands, we will likely end up paying our ISPs more for less. I don't know about you, but I think we already pay far too much for abysmal service.

But what really worries me about this is the possibility that it will end the level playing field we've been enjoying on the Internet. Under net neutrality, the "little guy" with a website has been able to compete with the "big guys," at least in terms of things like access and speed. As a "little guy" with a website, I'd like this to continue.

And for anyone who belongs to a marginalized group (e.g., atheists), I think this is especially important. Just think about how much the open Internet has helped us to learn about atheism and connect with other atheists. It is difficult to imagine where we'd be today without it.

If you share my desire to preseve net neutrality, it looks like we are going to have to convince Congress to act quickly to stop the FCC from moving ahead with this. If you are interested in doing this, you can visit one of the following links to help you contact your members of Congress about this important issue:
I don't think our chances of saving net neutrality are very good, but I'm sure as hell going to do my part to try.