NetSquared Discusses Net Neutrality and the Future of the Internet
On Saturday June 14 at Noon ET (9am PT), NetSquared Northern Michigan invites the NetSquared community to join other interested parties to learn how to submit comment on what the recent FCC proposed Rule, and a potential loss of net neutrality, would mean to you.
When: Saturday June 14 at Noon ET (9am PT)
RSVP: Google+ Hangout
The Google Hangouts On Air event is free and will be streamed to YouTube. Q&A will be enabled for participants. A Twitter feed to
#net2nmhangoutswill be available on the day.
If you do business, education, nonprofit or government, or just personal communication and interaction on the web then you need to be aware of the full implications of the FCC action.
See this video from 11 year old Michael Howell from LA
Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) came out with a new ruling on who will control and prosper from the Internet — and who will not. It’s part of the greater net neutrality debate and will impact nonprofits, education providers and potentially everyone who uses the internet for both commercial and public purposes.
TechSoup staff recently covered this issue from its many aspects, both good and bad at: http://bit.ly/1qSy0hH
The FCC ruling opened a four-month public comment period, after which it will take a final vote on net neutrality. Anyone is invited to email comments to email@example.com or post them online under their ruling on Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.
All comments are publicly viewable here.
“The FCC has received more than 45,000 comments on the net neutrality proposals since May 15. Those just account for the comments filed to the official electronic commenting system. Separately, the FCC says it’s received 300,000 emails in a special inbox it set up in late April for the public to weigh in on its open Internet proposal. For context, the next highest number of formal comments on an FCC measure is just under 2,000.”
Source: Daily Kos