Battle for the Net @ NoiseBridge
From Battle For the Net
"The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them."
You know Net Neutrality is important but why? Join us for an evening of talks and panel Q&A on the eve of Battle for the Net day of action.
WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. "Title II" of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)
WHY IS NET NEUTRALITY IMPORTANT?
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It's what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON JULY 12TH?
Websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. We'll provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your followers / visitors to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we've shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!
We're happy to announce our first Speakers!
Nate Lindstrom : How the Internet really works. EFF (speaker TBC) : Net Neutrality, Universal Access & Privacy
We will have at least 3 speakers covering everything from the technical aspects to freedom of speech and universal access implications. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session.
If you're interested in giving a talk on anything related to Net Neutrality let us know, we're actively seeking more speakers and panel members. Contact @gaardn or @rollinson on NB Slack.