July 12, 2017 – Some of the biggest names online are coming together to help protect our internet. Amazon, Kickstarter, Twitter, Etsy, Netflix, and many more are joining the July 12th protest against the FCC’s attack on Net Neutrality.
Among this notable list of supporters is Automatic, the keepers of the WordPress CMS. They are encouraging the millions of WordPress website owners to support the cause by virtually signing the petition. They have even gone as far as creating a plugin that you can install on your website to encourage your visitors to get involved.
So what is Net Neutrality?
Net Neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic is treated equally. Whether you’re shopping on Amazon, streaming a movie from NetFlix, or reading a post on your favorite niche blog, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) would deliver that content at the same speed without blocking sites, slowing down, or charging extra fees for delivery.
Net Neutrality levels the playing field and allows online businesses small and large to reach customers, and protects free speech by prohibiting ISPs from slowing or blocking sites or messages they don’t agree with.
How can you help?
If you believe that the internet should be open and free, then join fight by sending a message of support to the FCC. On July 12, 2017 visit BattleForTheNet.com and install the WordPress Net Neutrality plugin.