Update: July 15, 4 p.m. eastern, Deadline Extended to Friday @ Midnight
A surge of visitors wanting to submit comments to the FCC regarding Net Neutrality provisions caused the website to crash today, which was to be the last day to submit comments. An amazing 677,000 comments have already been submitted on the subject, and there is still time to add your voice.
Submit a comment via the FCC website here. Click on proceeding number 14-28 – Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet
Update: July 15, 2014, First Round of Comments Ends Today!
Take a few minutes to submit your comments now.
Submit a comment via the FCC website here Click on proceeding number 14-28 – Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.
Or, you can send your comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you use email, be sure to include your name and address. Be aware that your comments, name and address will be made public.
Suggested talking points:
The rules as currently proposed are not strong and enforceable and do not proactively protect Internet users from unfair practices, including the blockage of lawful traffic or discrimination among content providers by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The rules must preserve the Internet as the open platform that it is today by recognizing our nation’s communications providers as common carriers. Without strong protections, the Internet could devolve into a closed platform in which those who pay the most can overwhelm other views and ideas. Unless designated as common carriers, ISPs will continue to explore ways to boost revenue by imposing discriminatory charges that will decrease the openness of the Internet. I urge the FCC to use its clear authority under Title II of the Communications Act to reclassify the transmission component of broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service. It is common sense and will promote innovation, competition and investment in universally available, reliable and affordable broadband infrastructure.