#RIPInternet

Earlier this month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plans to end Net Neutrality, killing The Internet as we know it. On December 14th, 2017 the members of the FCC will convene to confirm Chairman Pai’s decision. Now that internet service providers will have the power to  block websites, slow down certain sites or services and charge you premiums if you want to reach certain content, things are looking bleak for pretty much... everyone!

The Internet meant so much to all of us. To mourn the passing of this cherished member of the global community, we are joining together to celebrate the life of The Internet. If you’d like to join this celebration, there are a number of ways that you can contribute. We hope that if enough of us share how important The Internet was to all of us, Congress will find it in their hearts to stop the FCC.

 

  1. Please share your favorite memory of The Internet on social media with #RIPInternet. Bonus points for video! A selection of the funniest videos will be displayed on this website and shared with press.

 

Suggested text/script:

My favorite memory of the internet was when… [insert memory].

If you want to join the fight for the life of the internet, please call your Member of Congress before The Internet’s funeral on December 14th. #RIPInternet

 

  1. Please sign the online guestbook for The Internet’s funeral, below. The guestbook will be printed and hand delivered to Chairman Pai and the members of the FCC on the day of The Internet’s funeral.

 

  1. Chairman Pai is accepting flowers on behalf of The Internet’s family -- all of us. If you would like to contribute, please send flowers and a warm note. Don’t worry, if Chairman Pai doesn’t accept your flowers please tell your delivery person that they’ll look very pretty outside the building.

 

Chairman Ajit Pai

445 12th St SW, Suite XXXX

Washington, DC 20554

 

  1. If you want to share your grief with Congress directly, please call your representative. They’re in the best position to help us save The Internet. Click HERE to use the tool powered by Fight for the Future to contact your Member of Congress and urge them to stop the FCC's plan to end net neutrality *before* the FCC's December 14th funeral for The Internet. Bonus points if you make the intern who answers your phone call write down your memory of The Internet along with the message for your representative!