Our dear, free, open internet needs your help. Right now. We’re asking all our U.S. friends to join us in the national fight for net neutrality.
The FCC is planning to undo the net neutrality rules that we fought so hard to support just two years ago. These rules ensure that internet service providers (ISPs) can’t block or throttle individual websites, charge fees for premium delivery, or favor their own content offerings. These rules are working, and without them, ISPs can reshape the way the internet works.
What you can do:
- File your own comments with the FCC. It just takes a few minutes of your time, but can make a huge impact. If you’re a creator, add a comment about whether you’re able to pay extra $$ to ISPs to reach your audience. Or describe what it’s like to make choices between broadband internet options as an internet consumer, and what you expect from ISPs.
- Spread the word. We made a video and some handy images to use and share, featuring thoughts from our own community about why net neutrality is so important. Start sharing and include your friends and family in the fight.
Vimeo is the home to so many creators and an unlimited supply of creativity. Vimeo creators don’t have to seek permission to make and innovate — they just do it. And they continue to flourish because they don’t have to worry about ISP interference. But if the FCC gets its way, platforms like Vimeo — and our creators — may have to pay more to ensure that their viewers can stream videos without interruption. An internet without net neutrality will start to resemble an old, rigid (vanilla) cable TV system, instead of the open network that we know and love.
On July 12, we’re standing with activists and like-minded companies in a day of action to support the existing net neutrality rules, built on a court-approved legal foundation (what’s called Title II of the Communications Act). We’ll also be filing comments with the FCC by their July 14 deadline. We’re asking you to join now and make your voice heard.
Fight! Start commenting and join the day of action. Fight for creativity and equal access for any internet user. Fight for our beautiful internet home.