Simply Made Apps Will Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality
June 16, 2017
Net neutrality is making headlines again, as the current administration and specifically FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai intend to roll back protections. We’re announcing that Simply Made Apps will join Amazon, Netflix, Kickstarter, Reddit, Github, and others on July 12 for the internet-wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.
What is Net Neutrality?
Net neutrality at its core is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally. This means that traffic from Netflix should be treated the same as traffic from an upstart competitor, crazy cat pictures, and social media. ”Title II” of the Communications Act provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.
This is critical to how the internet works. If competing companies can simply spend untold amounts of money to speed the delivery of their services over their competitors, what could ensue is a world whereby only those with money can be heard. That’s the opposite of what has made the internet the greatest tool for the exchange of ideas and free speech in the history of civilization.
This is a personal matter to Simply Made Apps. We’re a small company, currently with four employees and a Yorkshire terrier marketing intern. We couldn’t exist as a company if our competition could outspend us to deliver their product faster or slow our product down.
What Are We Doing?
On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Our product Simple In/Out will join the others on the web to highlight this issue and raise awareness.
Learn more and join the action here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12