Netflix Just Responded to FCC’s Decision To End Internet As We Know It

In light of President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission’s disastrous vote today to shut down the free and open internet in order to advance the interests of big business, one of the biggest media tech giants out there, Netflix, has weighed in on the decision and vowed to battle it in court. 

In the past, tech companies have fought Republican attempts to gut Net Neutrality which allows internet users to surf the internet freely without having to pay to access new “tiers.”  Restricting free usage of the internet blocks people with less money from accessing all the information and utilities they seek and it takes money from regular folks going about their usual routine and puts it in the pocket of major corporations.

Countries without Net Neutrality include dictatorships that channel internet traffic where they want it and away from information they don’t want citizens to have. 

In a 3-2 vote today, the FCC, led by chairman Ajit Pai, repealed tough Obama-era rules protecting the internet from business predators, igniting a passionate outcry from all sectors of society, including tech unicorns like Netflix.

One of two FCC commissioners who voted against the repeal, Mignon Clyburn, delivered an eloquent, heartfelt speech keeping hope alive that the battle may be lost, but the war for internet freedom can be won.

Netflix’s tweet upholds the call to action to all American businesses, organizations, and individuals, for an organized movement to save our internet.

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!

Lucia Brawley

Lucia Brawley is a Harvard- and Yale-educated writer, producer, actor, and political organizer. She runs the progressive political Facebook group Consenting to Lead. To learn more, please go to luciabrawley.com.


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