I am working hard these days in the fight for Net Neutrality. Here is the note I enclosed with the petition below and why you should sign it (and all the others like it):
The FCC’s proposed policy is a worst-case example of money trumping good policy.
Internet access in this country is already lower in quality and higher in price than every other First World nation, simply because our Web providers have a monopolistic position. Not satisfied with that, they want to be able to extort more from any business that wants to function properly.
This is not offering better service to those who pay; this is threatening everyone who doesn’t with subpar service.
The Internet has in record time become the dominant engine for opportunity and real competition in the world’s economy, which is probably the reason these monopolies are trying so hard to destroy it.
I am demanding you to drop the proposed “pay-to-play” rule, which shreds the principles of Net neutrality just to fatten the wallets of people who already have way too much power and money.
Please uphold Net neutrality and classify broadband as a telecommunications service, the way it should have been from the beginning.
Sincerely, Ted Krever, citizen with no money or influence (just a vote)
Here’s where you can sign the petition yourself: