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Five steps you can take to help save the Internet

Five things you can do to protect the Internet

There’s still time to save the Internet

If you agree with us that the Internet deserves to be free and open, perhaps you also agree that it deserves saving from Ajit Pai’s proposal to rollback net neutrality laws that the previous FCC leadership put in place. Repealing these protections would potentially hand control of the Internet to major telecommunications companies. You may be wondering what can be done to prevent this from happening. Defeatists may say it’s too late. It’s not. Yet.

On Dec 14, it will be put to a final vote in the FCC’s open meeting.

Here are five things you can do right now to have your voice heard.

Be heard, be seen

Step one

Write the FCC a letter and let them know what you think. The FCC’s site has been up and down since they’ve opened up a form for public feedback, so to make sure your letter gets to them, use this site: Dear FCC, a service provided by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Even if the FCC’s site goes down again, they’ll deliver your letter when it’s back up.

Step two

You can call the FCC toll-free: 1-888-CALL FCC (225-5322)
At the prompt, press 1, then 4, then 2, then 0 to be connected to an agent and you’ll be able to file a complaint.

Step three

Use the map on this page to find a town hall meeting with congressional members near you. Show up to give them a piece of your mind on net neutrality: Town Hall Project

Step four

Tell your representatives in Congress to oppose any attempt by Chairman Pai to roll back the FCC’s net neutrality protections via this online form with a customizable message: EFF.org

Step five

Email Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov and ask him to reconsider. Alternatively, you can send him a precomposed message using the form provided by ProtectOurInternet.org.

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