Soap Cities Supports Net Neutrality: Here’s How You Can Too!

What Net Neutrality is in a nutshell–the image on the right is Neutrality! IMAGE COURTESY OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING DAILY.

Today is Net Neutrality Day of Action! Find out what it is and what you can do to support this important idea!

What Is It?

This is what Save The Internet says about it:

“Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online. Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn’t interfere with the content you view or post online. Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could carve the internet into fast and slow lanes. An ISP could slow down its competitors’ content or block political opinions it disagreed with. ISPs could charge extra fees to the few content companies that could afford to pay for preferential treatment — relegating everyone else to a slower tier of service. This would destroy the open internet.”

Why It Matters to Soap Fans

We at Soap Cities are guessing you want free and open access to the Internet too, right, readers? You should be able to read soap news, see what your fave soap stars are saying on social media, and watch your soaps online (especially as some soaps may be available only online).

What You Can Do to Support It

Battle for the Internet has ready-made email you can send to the FCC. Contacting the FCC saved Net Neutrality the last time the FCC tried to roll back Net Neutrality rules.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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