How To Help Stop The FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Net Neutrality is extremely important, and Shacknews has compiled a bunch of ways that people can help.

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The FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules set in place by President Obama. We now have three weeks to voice our opinions to our lawmakers to prevent this from happening. 

How To Help Stop The FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Write to your House Representative here and Senators here

Write to the FCC here

Add a comment to the repeal here

Here's an easier URL you can use thanks to John Oliver

You can support groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation,ACLU and Free Press who are fighting to keep Net Neutrality:

You can also use this to help you contact your house and congressional reps. It's easy to use and cuts down on the transaction costs with writing a letter to your reps

Also check this out, which was made by the EFF and is a low transaction cost tool for writing all your reps in one fell swoop.

Shout out to r/gaming for the info and Reddit users synbios16vriska1 and tylerbrockett for compiling all of this information.


We live in a country where an oligopoly of companies control the bandwidth to the Internet, but we cannot give them the power that FCC Chairman Pai dreams of. There is still time for all of us to stand up for a fair Internet that is free of censorship and preferential treatment. Do it for Shacknews.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    November 22, 2017 7:00 AM

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      November 22, 2017 8:06 AM

      I filed a comment on the FCC's site and wrote my congressman, but he's an asshole so I'm not expecting much help on that front:

      https://twitter.com/RepWalberg/status/933061599052619776

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        November 22, 2017 10:02 AM

        The lobbyists have reach the end stage by flooding BOTH sides with money so that nobody will do anything to help.

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        November 22, 2017 10:27 AM

        Fuck him and fuck the others like him that are spewing this bullshit.

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        November 22, 2017 11:11 AM

        When was the last time that Republicans cared about what their constituents wanted when it ran against the party line? What does writing to them actually accomplish anymore?

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        November 22, 2017 11:17 AM

        By his logic his 1930s ass shouldn't be legislating, time to retire, Grandpa.

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          November 22, 2017 11:26 AM

          Christ on a cross, this guy.

          On the subject of climate change, he said in May 2017, "I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.

          Fuck me to tears.

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        November 22, 2017 1:56 PM

        https://twitter.com/eeadams/status/933087828103319553

        Look grandpa, you probably need a kid to show you how to use your flip phone, so please don’t pretend you know about net neutrality.

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        November 22, 2017 7:05 PM

        Fuck Ajit Pai

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      November 22, 2017 8:28 AM

      Thanks for ur service. ALso, great gif.

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      November 22, 2017 8:31 AM

      I know people are gonna backlash, because people hate anything that gets enough exposure, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the coordinated effort of reddit to draw attention to the issue today.

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      November 22, 2017 8:39 AM

      This whole thing is terrifying.
      As a Canadian I feel powerless to help, but you guys need to really get your shit together!

      • ArB
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        November 22, 2017 11:26 AM

        Yeah how many more attempts are going to be made? It seems like when politicians want to do something shitty they get unlimited do-overs.

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          November 22, 2017 2:32 PM

          unlimited. corporate money is speech. they will pay people like pai and pruitt to ensure what they want becomes law. it's that simple. our system is completely compromised, but the republicans don't care because it's "market forces"...

          so yes, exxon and verizon and comcast and big pharma will have unlimited leverage over this administration and therefore congress. lobbying IS the government now.

          • ArB
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            November 22, 2017 3:39 PM

            Trump's going to drain the swamp and get rid of lobbyists, don't you worry.

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      November 22, 2017 10:01 AM

      Crosspost from the trump dump by itsjames

      https://medium.com/@AGSchneiderman/an-open-letter-to-the-fcc-b867a763850a

      Apparently “someone” is flooding the public comment system with false support for this by using stolen real names and addresses of US citizens.

      The FCC refuses to cooperate with the investigation.

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      November 22, 2017 10:30 AM

      http://mashable.com/2017/11/22/net-neutrality-proposal-worse-than-you-think/

      Republicans just fucking up everything they can for the whole world

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      November 22, 2017 12:17 PM

      Done. Hope it helps.

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      November 22, 2017 12:34 PM

      Ajit Pai is a piece of shit.

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      November 22, 2017 12:37 PM

      I'm clueless as to why anyone thinks killing net neutrality would be a good idea. And I mean regular folks. I get why some corporations wanna screw things up.

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        November 22, 2017 1:40 PM

        Those people are ignorant and don't understand the problem.

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        November 22, 2017 1:52 PM

        You do realize that Trump won an election right?

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        November 22, 2017 1:56 PM

        Because Obama was for it. It really is that simple. People are stupid.

      • Zek
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        November 22, 2017 2:27 PM

        American companies being successful is a good thing in theory. Just a question of whether they care about the drawbacks or not.

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          November 22, 2017 2:29 PM

          Only when it makes sense. I'm sure if the electric company could charge me 10x more for my power bill that it would do amazing things for their profits. Doesn't help anyone else tho.

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          December 5, 2017 9:18 AM

          I think there's a limit of diminishing returns that actually goes negative on that front and we've been pushing that for at least 20 years.

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        November 22, 2017 2:33 PM

        People start from a philosophical position of "all government interactions are bad", and when they hear about regulating the internet, they don't care about the nuances of the regulation actually protecting the current model of internet connectivity we've had since its inception. They just think "government regulation is bad", thus "enforcing net neutrality" through regulation is bad.

        It is an unfortunate philosophical position, imo, because government, when governing by people who care about service to its purpose, is the individual's best defense against unrestricted corporate power.

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        November 22, 2017 2:35 PM

        Because the anti-NN crowd has been extremely successful at muddying the informational waters around the subject, so people think Net Neutrality is some government takeover of the internet. "Net Neutrality is Obamacare for the internet!", said Ted Cruz.

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          November 22, 2017 2:37 PM

          Haha. I'd forgotten Cruz said that shit. Holy fuck lol.

          • ArB
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            November 22, 2017 3:42 PM

            The only thing i like about him is how little he thinks of the people who support him.

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        November 22, 2017 2:36 PM

        Because muh free markuts and big gubmint

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        November 22, 2017 7:27 PM

        Because then we can get “Fast lanes”

        I want my internet fast! Sounds great!

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        November 22, 2017 10:59 PM

        Some people feel that any government regulation of industry is bad. That would include the Trump administration.

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      November 22, 2017 12:37 PM

      So even if the FCC approves this, it’s probably never going to pass judicial review?

      https://nyti.ms/2hVXCgT

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        November 22, 2017 1:36 PM

        We can only hope.

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        November 22, 2017 3:28 PM

        Eh, that's not much of a legal argument.

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        November 22, 2017 3:54 PM

        hmm? we are dealing with the "I will make it legal" era. Trump does not care about judicial review. like the travel ban, he will force it into the system and tweak it along the way until it's done. you think the so-called judges are a problem for the regime?

        trump wants this badly. the internet will be shaped as the companies (or more accurately, the russians) want it.

        http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/will_bunch/ending-net-neutrality-is-the-atom-bomb-in-trumps-war-on-the-truth-20171122.html?amphtml=y

        he's openly threatened WaPo, NBC, and CNN. ensuring private companies will do his bidding (or again, the russians) means he wins outright.

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        November 22, 2017 6:57 PM

        Moreover, the F.C.C. is acting contrary to public sentiment, which may embolden the judiciary to oppose Mr. Pai.

        Keep making noise - someone who might help is paying attention.

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        November 22, 2017 7:04 PM

        Not if trump can pack the courts first :/

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      November 22, 2017 2:00 PM

      We are fucked

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      November 22, 2017 7:25 PM

      I emailed Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and told them to stop it. lol+fml

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      November 22, 2017 7:36 PM

      This is 100% going in the mail

      http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_e1ps2v7dg6.jpg

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      November 22, 2017 8:06 PM

      The only interesting thing about Pai's plan is to turn it all over to the Federal Trade Commission. I've never seen a public official argue so well for his own obsolescence.

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      November 29, 2017 10:37 PM

      Im telling you now... the only way is to vote with your wallet when the service providers start doing the sketchy shit we have been talking about all these years cut them off. If my isp ever comes to me with some stupid internet options Im out.