Keeping the Internet open as a level playing field for all has been at the forefront of internet activists for years. If you haven’t been reading up and supporting efforts to keep your Internet from becoming a tiered system like your local satellite or cable company programming offerings, now would be a good time to jump in.
CandidGeek believes that we should be allowed to access what ever we want on the internet, whether or not our internet service provider owns it, made a deal to carry it for monetary gain or even if they have never heard of it. We pay them to be our Internet Service Providers, NOT our programming providers. They should have to change the name of their service if that happens and maybe then, the tiered system that is born will be providers and sellers of limited programming packages – at a significantly reduced rate of course.
If you only want to use a company’s home page for your weather, news and email. Read only what they want you to read for a small fee every month, that could be fair if they are open about it being a closed, restricted service, but they should no longer be considered Internet Service Providers.
We’d like access to the entire Internet. If you’d like that too, consider signing the Common Cause petition below. And do a news search for Net Neutrality once a month or more to keep up with the fight.
Common Cause has a petition that you can add your name to at: http://www.commoncause.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=1408869 and has sharing buttons (and do not track) if you’d like to spread the word.