Editor’s note: Today is the Net Neutrality Day of Action, and we’re sending this email to Take Action, our community focused on issues that are important to the future of the internet. We wanted to share it more broadly so everyone can see how to get involved.
The net neutrality rules that protect the open internet are in danger of being dismantled.
Internet companies, innovative startups, and millions of internet users depend on these common-sense protections that prevent blocking or throttling of internet traffic, segmenting the internet into paid fast lanes and slow lanes, and other discriminatory practices. Thanks in part to net neutrality, the open internet has grown to become an unrivaled source of choice, competition, innovation, free expression, and opportunity. And it should stay that way.
Today’s open internet ensures that both new and established services, whether offered by an established internet company like Google, a broadband provider, or a small startup, have the same ability to reach users on an equal playing field.
It’s an important chapter in this debate, and we hope you’ll make your voice heard.
Tell everyone that you want to keep the Internet free and open.
Google and many others are joining together to call on the FCC to preserve the open internet, and we encourage you to act too!
Together, we can make our voices heard and we can make a difference.
To find out more, including how to share your views with the FCC, visit https://netneutrality.internetassociation.org/action
Source: Google Blog