Use Humor To Educate Your Less Tech-Savvy Friends On The Importance Of Net Neutrality

John Oliver’s hilarious segment on net neutrality is a great way to introduce the issue to your less tech-savvy friends, and it finishes with a worthwhile call to action. The FCC is currently soliciting comments on proceeding 14-28, “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet,” and it looks like the public is beginning to rally. Where most proceedings have gathered less than one hundred comments, 14-28 currently numbers over 40,000 filings, and the FCC site itself is barely staying afloat. You can comment by visiting fcc.gov/comments. While you’re there, you might also add your two cents about the proposed TimeWarner-Comcast merger.

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  • Gjallarbru

    I’m amused that the question is still net neutrality. ISP offer a connection speed, and yet, they screw your connection to extract money from a few providers. In other words, ISP are in breach of contract with each of their customers so that they can commit what should be seen as extortion.

    How about US legislators prevent ISP breach of contracts and the ongoing criminal extortion. That’s how the debate should be framed anyway, and it has nothing to do with the FCC. Net neutrality is just a strawman argument, Americans should collectively sue their ISP for breaching their contract.

    • Anarchy Pony

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Legislators, doing things for their constituents? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s hilarious!

  • Haystack

    It’s not a “forum.” Soliciting comments is a formal part of the FCC’s rule-making process, and they’re required to review each one they receive. Many comments are detailed briefs from corporations and other powerful interests who clearly believe that the process is worthwhile.

    If the general public doesn’t comment, they’ll assume that we’re not interested and not paying attention. By making our opposition clear, we can give ammunition to voices within the FCC that still support the open Internet.

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