Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Big Cable thinks it can break FCC rules by ignoring Net Neutrality

From The Daily Kos and Demand Progress:

Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T are all acting like they’re above the law.

Each one of them is breaking the Net Neutrality rules the FCC passed last year, daring the FCC to challenge them.

This is the first major test of how the FCC will implement the Net Neutrality rules. We need to make sure the FCC knows we're watching and sets the precedent that violating Net Neutrality has real consequences.

Take action now to protect Net Neutrality. File a complaint with the FCC demanding they enforce the Net Neutrality rules they passed last year and rein in Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Since we won at the FCC, and since we keep winning in Congress, Comcast and friends have a new strategy: just break the rules.1,2

Here’s how it works:

When we won, the FCC never banned “zero rating”—the practice where Internet providers exempt some sites or services from their own monthly limits (“data caps”). Instead, the FCC said they’d look at zero rating “case by case.”

Meanwhile, data caps are still allowed. And ISPs can dramatically slow down your Internet after you hit the cap. See where this is going?

All ISPs have to do is keep our data caps low, and then exempt some sites from the cap. “Special” sites. The ones that pay them $$$.

In other words, every site that Comcast and AT&T don’t approve of gets thrown in a slow lane. We can’t let this happen. File a complaint to the FCC now!

If you can, please try to personalize your complaint and your Internet provider will have to respond to you and report back to the FCC.

Independent policy experts are telling us that the FCC is making up its mind on this now, and that they’re only hearing from… (guess who?) Comcast, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.

Submitting takes just a few seconds, and the FCC needs to hear from as many of us as possible!

It’s so important that the FCC hear from all of us Internet users! This takes less than a minute. GO FOR IT!

Thanks for speaking out.

No comments: