The FCC Wants To Destroy It.
Today, DeviantArt has joined hundreds of sites across the web to fight for net neutrality. July 12th is a coordinated day of grassroots efforts across the net to bring attention to the shadowy efforts of powerful cable and telecom industry forces to do away with net neutrality — a rule that protects open and equal access to the net for all publishers.
Without net neutrality rules that create an open and fair playing field for all users on the Internet, there will be economic censorship with the rich publishers paying Internet providers to be in the fast lanes with the rest of us throttled down.
WHY WE'RE FIGHTING
The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, extra fees and discrimination in favor of the rich publishers who can afford to pay for the fast lane
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It's what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas with a level playing field for all kinds of content. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider gets paid to put in front of you by powerful corporate media interests.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Send a letter to the FCC & Congress
It’s easy! BattleForTheNet has supplied a way to automatically reach the FCC and your representative in Congress. Use their messaging or write your own!
Spread the word: Share a net neutrality deviation on social media and encourage your friends to join the protest at battleforthenet.com.
Get the word out by sharing your net neutrality art using the #BattleForTheNet tag. Make a statement with your art and send it to the FCC and Congress.