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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog; on Networking Saturday 25


Unfortunately because I work so many hours at my day job I am sometimes later on important information regarding online business than I would like.  So I am not going to lie that the term Net Neutrality is new to me.  Although, the concept of free and open internet is not and I have always been aware of the threat behind the scenes to Net Neutrality.  I believe that since the dawn of the internet there has been a chance that someday free internet would be compromised looming in the background I just preferred not to worry about.  Alas those days are over and Net Neutrality is truly at risk.

"Under these rules, telecom giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon would be able to create a two-tiered Internet, with fast lanes for those who can afford it and dirt roads for the rest of us. These companies would be able to pick winners and losers online and discriminate against online content and applications. And no one would be able to do anything about it."~ Act.FreePress.Net

So today's post is dedicated to promoting Net Neutrality and open internet (free internet)  and I am asking you to sign petitions, contact your congress, and become actively involved to protect our small (very small) piece of the pie.

Here is how:
Visit the Electronic Fronteer Foundation to easily start your Letter to the FCC

Call your congress person the following site gives you an easy way to look up your representative's number  https://act.freepress.net/call/internet_congress_nn/

Provide Etsy feedback on how this proposal will hurt your business and why Net Neutrality is important to you using this form  It also asked you if you are willing to become more involved.   My time is very limited but I am saying "Hell Yes" (sorry for my language)  because it is so important to me.

This information was from Etsy's Discussion board where you can find much more information on how you can help us in this battle.  Go to https://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/discussions/discuss/14870744/ for more.

Please (I implore you) help ensure Net Neutrality and at the very least fire off that simple email to congress it really is easy.


Now for a little fun and let's lighten it up a bit :)

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