Here at MG we usually steer clear of political issues, but this one is big and could affect us all. On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/.
What is net neutrality you ask? Think about your connection to the internet as a public highway. A highway has maximum speed limit, and the speed you can drive can vary based on various weather conditions, traffic, etc. Despite all this, a highway is a public service and is almost entirely paid for by your tax dollars. Net neutrality is what let’s the highway do its thing – let people drive to and from where they need to go without haggling them along the way. If the FCC gets its way, big companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T could gain the power to lower your speed limits, block access to certain places and charge other companies extra money (*cough*like MG*cough*) just to reach an audience.
The truth is, right now the new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to accomplish just that: destroying net neutrality and giving big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.
But on July 12th, McLeodGaming will be joining the rest of the Internet to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.
The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, the Internet community has shown time and time again that when we all join forces, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!
Learn more and join the action here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12