Site Owners – Support Net Neutrality (here’s how)

On July 12th, 2017 there will be a massive show of support for Net Neutrality.

 

Sites from across the web will display a prominent alert on their homepage that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality. There are “spinning wheel of death”, “blocked”, and “upgrade” alert modals; plan to use the one that best fits your site to encourage users to send a letter to the FCC and Congress in support of net neutrality.

To use these, you need to embed a bit of javascript in the header of your site. Click here to try them out, and then be sure to grab the code on GitHub.

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Example of one of the popups

Don’t worry, none of these popups actually block, slow, or paywall your site. But, they will let your users submit a comment to the FCC and Congress without having to leave your platform. They will only show up once and users can click away.

The issue has created an unusual coalition including the organizations such as the ACLU, EFF and big corporations like eBay, Reddit, Google and Amazon. The cable providers are really the only major force that wants to end Net Neutrality. People from all different political camps see the long-term repercussions if it ever gets gutted.

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