At 12:59 EST today, the FCC voted to give itself the power to regulate the Internet as a public utility under “Title II.” Prices, access, content, and privacy will all be monitored and controlled by bureaucrats at the FCC.
The FCC will be able to decide what is “just and reasonable” for everything associated with the Internet. The Internet as we know it may never be the same.
If the FCC doesn’t like the way you’re running your online business? You’ll have to do what it says. If the FCC doesn’t like the content on your website? You’ll have to change it.
GenOpp President Evan Feinberg warns, Regulating the Internet as a public utility is a terrible mistake. The Internet is full of possibilities we haven’t even imagined yet. Leave it to politicians and bureaucrats to believe they are smart enough to control something as dynamic and ever-changing as the Internet.
Last year, GenOpp drove 3,300 people to Facebook bomb the FCC Page to protest this government takeover, but that’s nothing compared to the grassroots uprising that’s coming.
They’ve awakened a sleeping giant. Our generation has grown up with the Internet. We’ve seen what’s possible on the free and open Internet where we can share ideas, communicate globally, create our own startups, and change the world through online activism.
Millions of us are going to fight to save the Internet. We’re never going to stop fighting. We’re never going to give up. We’re going to demand that our representatives overturn this FCC Internet takeover.
But first, the most important thing you can do right now to help save the Internet as we know it is to tell the FCC you oppose its power grab to regulate the Internet under Title II!