The FCC has opened up a forum for individuals to comment on the new Net Neutrality regulations that would allow “fast and slow lanes” on the web for companies willing to pay for speedier connections with their users.
Since last week, the website has recieved 647,000 comments that the FCC assures will all be read by an FCC staff member. Because of the flood of comments, the site experienced some complications due to the “overwhelming surge of of traffic” overloading the system and so the FCC has extendind the deadline for comments until midnight on Friday.
It may seem ironic that the FCC has opened a forum asking about the importance of the old regulations of Net Neutrality, considering the concept of it aims to value all individual voices on the web equally. Net Neutality without the “fast lanes” treats very voice on the web equalliy-sort of like an internet democracy that strives to protect the smaller individual voices from being overpowered by the larger monopolizing corporations’ sites, and by opening a public forum, the FCC has already taken a stance on the importance of equality for the web.
To to support your own voice and to be heard, send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org