Back in 2015 we choose to black out our site to bring to the attention of our clients and visitors what an internet would look like should the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pass rules to allow broadband providers to choose what was important to serve you. Stickman Ventures, along with 1,000’s of other companies and 3.7 million concerned indivuduals fought successfully to have our voice heard, and the FCC passed net neutrality rules under which broadband providers may not block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; impair or degrade lawful internet traffic on basis of content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; or favor some lawful internet traffic over other lawful traffic in exchange for consideration of any kind.
While the battle was won the fight was not over. Broadband providers have continued to petition for the rules to be changed and the new FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has proposed rolling back those rules.
Again, Stickman Ventures stands with our collegues at 1,000’s of other companies in asking the commissioner and the United States Congress to reconsider this position and protect the open internet.
The open internet is valuable to businesses small and large. An open internet allows you to sell your wares in e-commerce shops and reach your customers, manage your work orders in the field, and watch Netflix videos on your lunch break. An open internet allows your kids to search for information for a school report, to let you find learning resources for a new job, to not be forced to pay extra to do the normal things you do online.
It is imperitive for your business and family that the internet remain unencumbered. Without net neutrality, sites could be censored, slowed down, or forced to charge extra fees. Join us and others in our fight for Net Neurtality at https://www.battleforthenet.com/ today.