Hey, Internet people! Tell the FCC to keep the net neutral!

John Oliver wants you to help defend net neutrality.

In case you didn’t want to watch all that, it’s easy.

  1. Go to gofccyourself.com.
  2. Click on the “+express” link.
  3. Fill out the form. Say you want net neutrality.
  4. Submit it.



  1. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    won;t work for me. link sends me to fcc.com, no [express+] button. Tried turning off my “adblock” noscript option, still no button.
    FB & Twitter [so reliable, I know] have articles pointing out that Oliver has once again broken the FCC. So many people have inundated the site that the FCC server keeps crashing. That may “make the point”.
    *fingers crossed*

  2. thompjs says

    I found the express link, but it wants you to reply to a specific bill/proposal

    Anyone know correct way to fill it out?

  3. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @5:

    I think it is mentioned in the video included by the OP. IIRC from watching the HBO episode directly Sunday night.

  4. bcwebb says

    They seem to have broken the autosearch Oliver set up. You can click “express” and then type 17-108, return, select neutrality and go from there. However, they also seem to have broken the “State” pop-up menu so you can’t enter a complete comment.

    If you go to the non-express filing page, you can enter the state but you can’t upload comments or get to the filing page.


  5. says

    Another appropriate URL https://5calls.org

    GIve that website your ZIP code, and it’ll tell you which of your State & Federal representativers to call for action on a variety of issues—and yes, Net Neutrality is one of them.

  6. rgmani says

    Done. You use proceeding number 17-108.
    Here is my comment

    Please preserve strong net neutrality backed by Title II oversight of ISPs. There is absolutely no reason to change the status quo. I cannot see any evidence (as FCC chairman Ajit Pai says) that the extra oversight has caused any undue hardship to any ISP. Lack of oversight can lead to abuse as it did when several mobile carriers (including Chairman Pai’s former employer Verizon) blocked Google Wallet in order to give their own Softcard mobile payment system a boost.

  7. killyosaur says

    @rgmani beat me to it. Was going to mention that when you comment, mention title II oversight…

  8. ck, the Irate Lump says

    rgmani wrote:

    …several mobile carriers (including Chairman Pai’s former employer Verizon) blocked Google Wallet in order to give their own Softcard mobile payment system a boost.

    Not to mention that broadband operators in the states have already been caught doing things like effectively throttling Netflix on their network by refusing to connect router uplinks.

  9. robro says

    The Internet may (or may not) be neutral, but it clearly isn’t free. The more you pay, the better you’re Internet experience. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy bandwidth and transmission speeds.

  10. adrien says

    I haven’t watched the John Oliver episode yet, so I might be completely off, but … Due tor recent developments (and the uninformed pressure from hardcore net neutrality proponents), fixing net neutrality might be an issue right now.
    Check out the very good analysis of the situation in episodes 64 and 65 of the excellent Opening Arguments Podcast (openargs.com), with a thorough analysis by a real-life lawyer (and fellow freethinker).
    Again, I haven’t watched the episode yet, but the situation seems to be complicated to solve right now, and simply signing a petition will definitely not be enough …

  11. kestrel says

    @adrien, #13: I think you should watch the episode. This is not about signing a petition.

  12. adrien says

    @kestrel,#14 :
    I will, definitely (and would have regardless of this post … big fan of the show :) ). But listen to the podcast yourself (I know, it is significantly longer than the John Oliver episode …). Again, haven’t watched it yet, but if the show talks about the FCC but doesn’t mention the FTC, then its going to be pretty off target … And if it does … then it’s still great to get the details from a real lawyer (no offence to John Oliver, but you don’t get from 10 minutes of a comedian’s mouth as much info as from >1h of a lawyer …).

    (BTW … I’m French and living in France, so I’m clearly not as affected as you guys …)

  13. says

    The FCC doesn’t make filing easy or their system is overloaded. I had to try different computers and different browsers before it would respond to a submission.