Giving Tuesday & Net Neutrality

Causes to Donate to

If you are willing and able, I’d love to encourage you to consider participating in #GivingTuesday. So much of the holiday season is consumed with buying and receiving and taking a pause to reflect on what you can give and how much impact you can have is a welcome relief. I’d like to encourage you to consider giving to smaller grassroots efforts and some ideas include:

Net Neutrality

( the following is referenced from here )
  Additionally, if you haven’t heard, net neutrality is on the chopping block again. Hear me out, even if you don’t think so, you will be affected by any changes with net neutrality. Basic Information on the FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

The 5 W’s of this Issue

Who : Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent government agency in which the President and Senate appoint the 5 Commissioners that direct the FCC.

What : Come up with a new or broader classification for Broadband Communication. It is currently a Title II Communication.

When : December 14, 2017

Where : United States of America

Why : To improve broadband and allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to choose websites in which they’d like to block or charge extra money. This will benefit ISPs, large and small.

  Helpful Links

This link contains the actual draft the FCC will propose.

Gizmodo – Actual FCC Draft, Included

This link describes the Title II Communications in simple terms. It also goes into some possible effects of the negative interpretation of the draft.

What is Title II Communications?

An alternate interpretation of the draft. To reclassify Broadband Communication.

Pai Said Nothing About “Killing” Net Neutrality

This link will provide you with information on how to contact your local Congress members.

How Do I Take Action?

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