Are you a fan of the Internet? As of today, the web you know and love is under threat of new Federal Communications Commission regulation that could allow internet service providers to become paid gatekeepers of the web. These ISPs would be able to make special deals with companies that can afford to “pay to play,” which in turn could inhibit new innovation, creativity and small businesses. The FCC has asked the public for comments about the potential new rules, and you can share your thoughts through a site called Dear FCC. The site was launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital activist group that defends civil liberties online. So unless you want your Internet fees to turn into something like a cable bill with additional charges for using currently free services like YouTube and Facebook, consider letting the FCC know how you feel.
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