net neutrality, may 2018 — red alert

Net Neutrality is still under threat. Some of you may have experienced the very annoying popup to this post urging you to take action. It was incredibly annoying. Believe me, it’s no where near as annoying and frustrating your life will be if the FCC destroys net neutrality.

Review: What is Net Neutrality?

As I’ve written before:
Net Neutrality is incredibly important for small business owners. It’s expensive enough to develop and maintain your website.

What if you had to pay even more to make sure your customers could access it? Currently ISPs can’t play favorites with specific websites making some fast and others slow (or even blocked). Nor can they make the website owners pay extra fees to ensure access.

Yes, there are other additional factors that might make a specific site slow (and if that’s true for your business site, let’s talk) however net neutrality makes sure that potential customers get to your site at the same speed no matter their ISP. What happens once they get there, that’s up to you.

How can you protect Net Neutrality?

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to overturn an agency rule using a simple majority vote. Check your Representatives, and make your voice heard.

Thank you to my representatives–Senator Gillibrand, Senator Schumer, and Representative Engel–for supporting Net Neutrality.

red alert for net neutrality

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