NetSquared Discusses Net Neutrality and the Future of the Internet

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Say No to the Internet Slow LaneIf you value the internet, it’s time to speak up and speak out - or risk losing your place in the fast lane!

 

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 #net2nmiand #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

Background

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 openinternet@fcc.gov or post them online under their ruling on Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.

All comments are publicly viewable here.

And don’t think your single voice is powerless!

“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

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