We are U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Alexis Ohanian: lovers of and fighters for the Open Internet. AUA on Net Neutrality!
Hi, we are Senator Ron Wyden (defender of the Open Internet since I had a full head of hair and rugged good looks) and Alexis Ohanian (defender - and grateful beneficiary - of the Open Internet since Steve Huffman and I founded reddit in 2005). Net neutrality is the current rule of the road requiring all content on the Internet to be delivered at the same speed. It prevents Big Cable from dividing the Internet up into “fast and slow lanes” and charging a toll for content providers if they want their content delivered at an acceptable speed.
Net Neutrality is under attack by Big Cable. We need Tom Wheeler, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to step up and preserve it. On May 15 (less than 2 days from now!), his commission will put out proposed rules and we need to make sure these rules protect net neutrality and don't harm it.
We care about Net Neutrality because it allows everyone the freedom to compete online so innovators, speech, and our economy thrive.
Make your voice heard. The calls, emails, and comments ARE making a difference. An important thing the reddit community can do RIGHT NOW, is urge their Congress person not to sign onto any letters that are intended to undermine net neutrality and the need to reclassify broadband as a common carrier. Specifically, you can urge your representatives in Congress not to sign a letter like the one that is currently being led by Representative Gene Green.
More on Senator Wyden’s efforts to defend Net Neutrality.
Senator Wyden's verification https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/466321887480791041
EDIT: Great to hear from you, I have to take off now. REMEMBER, your voices matter, don't sit this one out. - Ron
EDIT: Back on for a few minutes to answer a couple more questions before votes -Ron