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Showing posts with label Net Neutrality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Net Neutrality. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Limelight Social & Sex Club presents "Fight for Second Life," a Net Neutrality awareness event. Sept. 12, 2017



When it comes to Net Neutrality, many people are absolutely clueless as to what it is and how it can impact their internet use and even their very lives.  

Additionally, there are many who use Second Life not only as a form of entertainment but also to conduct business in which they generate a real income.

Limelight is happy to announce our second event to promote Net Neutrality awareness and action.

On September 12, 2017, we will hold 24 hours of events at our club and encourage other clubs to do the same. 

As with our first event in July, we will have a donation box, and all donations will be sent to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://eff.org).  We have donation boxes available for clubs that would like to promote Net Neutrality awareness on the 12th with us.  They are available free of charge by simply contacting Misticia Moonwall or Mackenzie Souther.

We're also providing articles so people can educate themselves further on the subject and also contact their representatives in order to effect change at BattleforSecondLife.wordpress.com.

Hope to see you there, and let's keep the internet free!

Mackenzie Souther

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Support Open Internet Rules: Net Neutrality and what it means- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


On April 26th, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a plan to undo the 2015 rules that implemented net neutrality by reclassify internet service providers as common carriers and reversing Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 in favor of paid prioritizing.  

This plan will be voted on by the FCC - May 18, 2017.

What is Title II & Net Neutrality?


 Net Neutrality is essentially the pipeline via the internet, meaning your cable internet, LTE wireless (phone) internet or however you are receiving information via the internet.
Internet providers are not allowed to arbitrarily choose favorites in terms of the content that you consume.  For example, if you like to use a particular search engine and your roommate or family members’ likes to use others competing search engines.  A search engine they use could have the power to pay your internet service provider to choose what you use.
Internet companies should not have the right to pay your internet provider to slow down their competitor search engines and choose which ones run faster.

Title II net neutrality prevents Internet Service providers (ISPs) from limiting or manipulating the choices you make online. It also creates a level playing field so that larger companies cannot undermine small companies before they can grow and expand.

 What does it mean for internet users like you if internet neutrality is not enforced?
It means that you basically will have no control over your internet due to your provider choosing favorites because they are getting paid more by one competitor over another. For example in terms of a virtual world resident, if you like gaming on your favorite platform *coughs* Second Life *cough* and another virtual platform that may not offer the same options you like pays your provider more. It will slow down (LAG) your choice and give faster service via an internet fast lanes on the other competing platform. *GASPS*

If it matters to you to have open internet freedom, the FCC is taking public comments and will write rules to either reinstate open internet or damage our internet freedom.

  Go to www.gofccyourself.com and be part of restoring internet freedom and the unfair targeting of small starts ups. It is a direct link to the FCC proceedings page. Under 17-108 “Restoring Internet Freedom”, select express and fill out the form.  
Comment directly to Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC that you specifically support strong net neutrality backed by Title II oversight of Internet service providers.

Everyone who has a following such as a blog, social media outlet or any other way to spread the word should get involved in this movement and share this post!!

May 18th is fast approaching!

To everyone who believes in and participates in net neutrality, thank you for supporting open internet freedom.

L

Title II: Communications Act of 1934 http://transition.fcc.gov/Reports/1934new.pdf

 
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