How To Protest The FCC’s Plan To Dismantle Net Neutrality
Above Photo: Above: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee hearing on “Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 11, 2016. Image Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
President Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is moving forward with his plan to destroy Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations. But before the FCC stops regulating internet providers as it does other public utilities — under the Title II provision of the Telecommunications Act — the agency is soliciting public feedback. YOUR feedback.
Grab your pitchfork. Here’s a stupidly simple guide to sharing your thoughts with the FCC.
1. Click gofccyourself.com
This redirects you to the FCC’s misleadingly named “Restoring Internet Freedom” proceedings page. If it does not load, wait a few minutes and try again. The FCC’s website keeps crashing.
2. Click “+Express”
3. Check that “Proceeding(s)” is pre-populated with 17-108.
If not, type 17-108 and click enter.
4. Under the “Name(s) of Filer(s)” field, add your name, click enter
5. Add your address
6. Under “Brief Comments,” do your worst
Here’s a basic template:
Dear FCC Chairman Ajit Pai,
I support the existing Net Neutrality rules, which classify internet service providers under the Title II provision of the Telecommunications Act. Please DO NOT roll back these regulations. Thanks!