How to Stop the FCC From Gutting Net Neutrality

I wrote up a post with some tactics for stopping the FCC over on Facebook and also shared it on Twitter, but just in case it somehow gets lost, I’m reposting the instructions here.

Call and Write Your State Senators

You can find your House representative by visiting https://www.house.gov/representati…/find-your-representative

Find your Senator by visiting https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

If you’re phone shy, you can call after hours and leave a voicemail; however, mailboxes often fill and you might not get your voice heard. It’s best to speak with a member of your rep’s team.

You can also use Resist Bot to fax your reps in just a few texts. Text RESIST to 504-09.

File a Public Comment with the FCC’s Proposal

Visit fcc.gov, click “File a Public Comment,” then add “Express Reply” to proceeding 17-108. (It’s the most popular, so it should be on top, but you can search for it if not.)

Email a Complaint to FCC Commissioners

We know at least one commissioner is staunchly against the proposal. Let’s put some pressure on the others. They vote December 14th, and 3 of the 5 members are Republicans. Email them directly and tell them that you are a consumer and disagree with the proposal, and will not support them in future endeavors if they vote to end net neutrality.

Here’s how to contact them.

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554

Phone: 1-888-225-5322
TTY: 1-888-835-5322
ASL Videophone: 1-844-432-2275
Fax: 1-866-418-0232

You can also email each commissioner directly: https://www.fcc.gov/about/contact

Call Your Cable and Internet Provider

Some internet providers are supporting the FCC’s proposal because it’ll make them a lot of money. “Coincidently,” AT&T and Verizon are supporting this—and they were the ones charging consumers out the nose before net neutrality was introduced. Call your provider and tell them that if they support the FCC’s proposal, you will no longer be a customer.

AT&T: https://www.att.com/contactus/
Comcast: https://www.xfinity.com/support/…
Frontier: https://frontier.com/contact-us#/residential
Optimum: https://www.optimum.net/support/contact-us
Verizon: https://www.verizon.com/…/residenti…/contact-us/homepage.htm

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If I’ve missed anything, let me know and I’ll update it!

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Elizabeth Barone

Elizabeth Barone is an American novelist who writes contemporary romance and suspense starring strong belles who chose a different path. Her debut novel Sade on the Wall was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She is the author of the South of Forever series and several other books.

When not writing, Elizabeth is very busy getting her latest fix of Yankee Candle, spicy Doritos chips, or whatever TV show she’s currently binging.

Elizabeth lives in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, a feisty little cat, and too many books.

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