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We’re Close to Losing the Internet. Seriously.

Free and Open Internet

I know this is a little bit off-topic for Unique Web Copy, but we’re all pretty close to being out of jobs.

That is, if the Federal Communications Commission gets its way.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is moving forward with plans that will decimate the Internet as we know it, and that means small businesses like yours and mine are about to bite the dust because we can’t pay to play.

If Wheeler and his buddies have their way, Internet Service Providers can create “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” on the Internet. What that means is they’re allowed to discriminate against your website so that bigger companies–those that can afford to pay to be in the fast lane–will get the attention that your website deserves.

Goodbye, mom-and-pop shops and hello, Walmart Super-Center all the way.

It gets worse, though.

The power of the Internet will fall into the hands of just a few corporations. Corporations. Do we really want that?

ISPs will also be allowed to block whatever content they don’t like. That means you and I may not have access to information about what’s going on outside our borders… or hell, maybe not even what’s going on inside our borders.

Censorship will run rampant across the World Wide Web.

That’s bullshit.

Take action. Tell the FCC where they can put their fast lanes and slow lanes.

Visit BattleForTheNet.com to find out how you can help put a stop to this nonsense.

Unique Web Copy is participating in the Internet Slowdown protest on Wednesday, September 10. If you have your own website, you can, too.

Please, do what you can to stop this crap and keep a free, open Internet for all. Our businesses depend on it.

About Angie Papple Johnston

Angie Papple Johnston was formally trained as a journalist by the U.S. Army and now makes her living writing engaging and informative B2B and B2C sales copy, website content, press releases and more. Connect with Angie on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.