I’m urging everyone to go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and use their form to comment to the FCC on net neutrality. The open comment period as been extended once again until Sept. 15th. The Internet is one of the greatest tools for freedom, and like other such tools (printing presses to swords) the powerful want to keep the “peasants” from using them. Well this peasant is not going to sit still for it, especially when fighting this battle is as easy as filling a form out and clicking send.
The form letter has a section for you to put why you think net neutrality is important, for what it’s worth here is what I wrote:
Not since the printing press has there been an invention that has empowered humanity to grow and expand as much as the Internet has. Protecting and nurturing the growth and power of this communication medium is imperative, not just for Americans, but all humanity. Net Neutrality is one of those measures that will help the Internet remain a vibrant and free medium for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and advancements. If we allow private companies to limit the dissemination of ideas or products based on their financial self-interest we are breaching our duty to as Americans, “promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”.