Ooc: This is in regards to the Net Neutrality repeal. I know
it’s long, but please, please read it. This is something we need to hear.
I understand that the vote on the Net Neutrality repeal is
disheartening. I know it feels hopeless now, we’re all worried the worst could
happen. But here is what you need to understand, what you need to remember: You cannot, cannot, give up. It’s
not yet over.
I came across an article that came out during the
announcement on the repeal vote. The link for it is here. I want to bring to your attention a
“The good news is the
internet won’t change overnight, if it all. Blake Reid, a clinical professor at
Colorado Law, says the big broadband providers will wait to see how the
inevitable legal challenges to the new FCC order shakeout. They’ll probably
keep an eye on 2018 and even 2020 elections as well. The courts could shoot
down the FCC’s order, or, given enough public pressure, Congress even could
pass new net neutrality laws.”
This means that this repeal can be overturned by Congress,
and the court cases that are indeed inevitable, especially how Ajit Pai handled
the situation regarding the public comments. The courts could even block this
repeal, just as they have with the bans the administration previously attempted.
It’s going to be a long, rough road for this repeal still, and we can still fight it.
Stay vigilant, demand to know what your Internet Service
Providers plan to do. You are the customer, you are giving them your money, you deserve to know. Keep putting
pressure on them. If they try to do any of the things warned like bundling,
tiered services; come together and show outrage, don’t let them hear the end of it until they back down. Treat
this like how EA tried to do with Loot boxes.
If Americans are good
at one thing, it’s raising Hell when we get slighted. Trust me, these
corporations will back down when millions of their customers are angrily
threatening their money. We’ve been fighting for our rights before the internet
even began and succeeded, we can still fight and can still prevail yet again. They
cannot take away our rights promised to us by the Constitution, no amount of
money or lies can take that away from us, nor stop us from fighting.
Keep the pressure on your Congress too. Call them, email
them, tell them you want them to do anything and everything in their
legislative power to keep Net Neutrality alive. You cannot give up. You owe it to yourself to keep fighting. We
have what they don’t: numbers. If we come together and push relentlessly, we
Don’t give up. The
fight isn’t over yet.