Small Business owners can protect net neutrality
Stacy Reed • May 1, 2018if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
Run a small business? You can save the Internet
The first week of May is National Small Business Week. If you operate a small business or startup, we’d like to enlist your help.
You may already have already heard that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to repeal net neutrality laws. In fact, the FCC has already voted to do so. Repealing these regulations will directly impact small businesses by allowing ISPs to create fast lanes and data caps, block specific sites or apps, throttle Internet speeds and charge exorbitant tolls. It would give the biggest corporations an even greater advantage over new startups and small mom-and-pop businesses.
The Senate will soon vote on the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block the FCC’s repeal. Small business owners and net neutrality supporters can pressure our Senators to do the right thing and pass the CRA.
Here’s how to help
If you’re a small business owner, please sign the open letter here. If you know someone who runs a small business, let them know how the loss of net neutrality will affect them by sharing the open letter on Facebook and Twitter. The plan is to deliver this letter to elected officials in Congress tomorrow (May 2) right before they’re expected to vote, so please act now.
For small businesses of any type, the repeal of net neutrality protections would be a devastating blow. That’s why thousands have already signed this open letter to Congress with hopes to block the FCC’s terrible decision and save the Internet.