Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12

Wednesday's protest will affect Level1Techs because Discord is one of the companies participating.

The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.

To truly win this, and save net neutrality, we really need to keep the pressure up. If we make this big enough, we can send shock waves through Congress and the FCC and keep them from doing Team Cable's bidding. July 12th is the day we show them them that opposing net neutrality is political poison.
If we don’t, throttling, blocking, and new fees for Internet users will be the new normal. And we simply can’t let that happen.

Every day we have new reasons to hope and believe that we will win this.

But you have a crucial role to play in making sure this happens.
Please help us make the best of this historic opportunity. We’re counting on you.

For the Internet,

Sign up & make some noise!


OK, maybe I'm just blind, or maybe it's my fault because I don't want to click the link, but what exactly is going to occur on this 'Day of Action'? I don't willingly support random people, even if I agree with them, if I don't know what their specific goal is. Are they shutting down sites for the day? Putting up big banners? Doing something that seems like a big event that 'Congress can't ignore' even though they can totally ignore it with ease? What is the 'action'?


Hopefully pipe bombs


From what I understand there will probably marching in the streets with pitchforks and torches.

A LOT of important sites are going to voluntarily throttle their bandwidth to simulate what will happen if Net Neutrality is repealed. The list of sites is too long but you can be sure that you and everyone you know will be affected on Wednesday.

I don't know if anyone will notice the slowdown, but that's the plan.


Hopefully they are a bit more strategic about it and do it to sites that genuinely affect people in power and don't just shoot themselves in the foot. I'm all for protesting when it makes sense, but our government seems to have gotten very skilled at sweeping things under the rug and twisting people's perception.

Below is a list of notable websites, companies, and organizations who have confirmed their participation in the July 12th day of action. The list is broad, and represents a wide range of perspectives and online communities. The one thing all of them agree on: defending Title II net neutrality.


What I like about this protest is it's not a "Hey everybody, you have to protest because repealing net neutrality will suck."
It's a "Remember how bad it sucked when we repealed net neutrality on Wednesday? Well imagine if that happened everyday. By the way we are protesting again on Saturday." kind of protest.

Showing people why they should protest is far better then telling them they should protest.

Oh Noes. Pornhub

What wil i do on july 12th now? /s


Friend showed these shopped images to me and thought i would share


This seriously needs to stop now, the internet should be free and open and we should strive to keep it that way and not limit access solely to bolster the profits of already large communications companies. I can't think of anything much worse than this for the internet.

Please America for the sake of the internet as we know it don't let this happen and do whatever you can to stop it.

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Well some of the congressmen may notice if RedTube goes slow, but I'd doubt that too many of them are in the habit of using BitTorrent. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


I can deal with PornHub and RedTube... But YouPorn??? C'mon man
I'll break out the pitchfork now

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This Wednesday, some of your favorite websites and apps might not load as quickly as usual -- if they load at all.

Before you express outrage (or throw your device across the room in frustration), take note: The companies behind these web services are trying to send a message about net neutrality. They’re simulating a world in which broadband internet is no longer regulated as a public utility -- in which internet service providers (such as Comcast, Charter or Verizon) would have free competitive reign to charge a premium for high-speed access to certain websites.


so i was getting the faction server stuff setup and this popped up :D

I am guessing the same thing that happened last time with SOPA. Big banner Ad's and text boxes you have to click on to see the page. A few will shutdown for the day, to bad it wont be big ones like Google, youtube or Facebook.

Yeah, sorry for being such a negative nancy. I was just taking the view from an opposing position to try and imagine what response some would have if they didn't care, and taking the first post alone without proper context appeared to me like it would turn people off. If you add the next post with the actual info and list of some of the participants then you get a better understanding of how serious people are taking it. That was my whole point, to get the complete idea in this thread for people unwilling to click on the link.

This is definitely something that would affect lawmakers and their families. Remember that the dust bowl kept eluding action on a national level until it rained dirt on Washington D.C.

Adding this I guess

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I do not know what it will take for these companies to stop doing this other than everyone unsubscribing cable for 3 months in some quixotic reality.