[arch-women] Fwd: [FOSSRIT] The Net Neutrality Fight Is Not Over

Justin W. Flory jflory7 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 19:37:00 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I saw this message on another list and thought it was helpful. Since I
know many in the open source community are following this closely, I
thought the below advice was helpful.

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Subject: 	[FOSSRIT] The Net Neutrality Fight Is Not Over
Date: 	Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:47:20 -0500
From: 	Nate Levesque <ngl3477 at rit.edu>
Reply-To: 	ngl3477 at rit.edu
To: 	fossrit at lists.fedorahosted.org

Howdy, FOSSers!

The FCC passed the Restoring Internet Freedom proposal, which *repeals*
net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote, to nobody's great surprise.

While the result is disappointing, this is not where net neutrality
ends! We need to make a lot of noise and support organizations that are
fighting on our behalf. Some 80+% of people support net neutrality so
know that popular opinion is on our side.

Where we go from here is uncertain but it's not over. Fights for net
neutrality are already gearing up and lawsuits are being filed. The New
York Attorney General announced he will sue the FCC, and other
organizations will likely follow suit.
*Here's how you can help:*
Visit https://www.battleforthenet.com/. They're still in the fight, and
they're now gathering support for Congress to overrule the FCC.

Consider donating to the ACLU, EFF, FreePress, and other pro net
neutrality organizations.

Write to your government reps about net neutrality (this site helps!
https://www.mailmygov.com/) - even if they're on your side. Use
ResistBot (text 50409) to fax them. Make sure to make an informed vote
in your next election. Don't forget about your local officials!

If you have a municipal network, independent ISP, or mesh network in
your community (or infrastructure that could support one of those), help
fight for it in your community and get involved if possible.

Make noise! Don't stop talking about net neutrality online and off. Join
protests if there's one local to you. The worst thing we can do now is
be quiet. We need to make sure that nobody forgets and our elected
officials can't ignore us.

*Do it for the Internet we know and love.*

Nate Levesque
RIT Software Engineering '16
ngl3477 at rit.edu <mailto:ngl3477 at rit.edu>
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