Equal access to online information, or Net Neutrality, is in imminent danger of being repealed, which means the internet will become pay-to-play technology with two tiers: one that has speedy service and one that doesn’t. The high-speed lane would be occupied by big internet and media companies, and affluent households. For everyone else, there would be the slow lane. The repeal plan also specifically permits broadband carriers to block media content — yes, even singing goats!
Regardless of political leanings, everyone should agree we all deserve equal access to such high-quality entertainment. Which is why John Oliver encourages Internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by doing the following:
1. Go to gofccyourself.com (the shortcut John Oliver made to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
2. Click on the 17-108 link (Restoring Internet Freedom)
3. Click on “+Express” (in the left column)
4. Be sure to hit “ENTER” after you put in your name (your name will then feature a yellow box, then put in the rest of your info)
5. In the comments section simply write, “I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs.”
6. Click to review, then submit, and done! (Make sure you hit submit at the end!)
If nothing else, do it for farm animals just looking for their one shot at internet infamy. DO IT FOR THE VOCALLY-BLESSED GOATS!