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Released Today, on the Eve of the FCC Vote: Epic "Net Neutrality" Infographic that Pleads Please Don't Break The Internet

"Net Neutrality" Infographic that begs Please Don't Break the Internet is released to rally final hour action against the FCC.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With just 24 hrs. to go until the FCC's vote on the future of net neutrality, Please Don't Break the Internet.com releases epic infographic that shows it's not Kim Kardashian and Paper Magazine that could break the Internet, but the FCC.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141208/162949 

The infographic adds some much needed hilarity to the net neutrality debate and is part of a campaign to rally "final hour" social media action. The FCC's vote on December 10th is a pivotal one, as they will vote on rules that would potentially allow ISP's (Internet Service Providers) to provide better access to websites that pay a premium to reach users faster. This scheme would create a "pay to play" internet with fast lanes reserved for the highest bidder.  Others—those who don't pay the fees-- would be relegated to slow lanes.  

The infographic is part satire, part fact and is reminiscent of the PAPER magazine cover "Don't Break the Internet" that features nude vixen, Kim Kardashian.  Instead of the "bootylicious Kim",  it features an illustrative meme, a nude one,  of the FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler. Longtime cable and telecom industry vet and former lobbyist, Wheeler has quickly become the arch-nemesis of internet lovers everywhere after he proposed his "pay to play" plans for the internet in May. The infographic takes a nostalgic look at the power of the internet and alludes to what would break if the FCC commissioner continues through on plans he initially announced earlier this year. The organization wanted something funny to peak social interest and to encourage peer to peer sharing or what they deem "peer to peer" action. Organizer L. Nicole Moore says of the campaign, "We hope it's something people can laugh at and share, but most importantly something they can act on. Whether that action is tweeting the hash tag or calling the FCC. People need to know what's at stake here and that what has been proposed by the FCC goes against the very open architecture of the internet. The internet allows people to exercise the human right to freedom of speech and it should not be subjected to policies that benefit some at the expense of the freedom of the majority."

Please Don't Break the Internet organizers are calling on people all around the "net" to join the campaign, to say something and stop the Internet from being broken. Internet users are being encouraged to call the FCC Commissioner's office on December 9th and 10th, to tweet the hash tag #PleaseDon'tBreaktheInternet, or email their Congressperson. It's the final chance to add your voice.

The Please Don't Break the Internet campaign is a campaign for everyone who cares about the future of the most powerful medium in the world. With new regulations, it could change the way people live, work, and communicate forever.

To see the Infographic and for more information, please visit www.pleasedontbreaktheinternet.com

About Please Don't Break the Internet.com:

Please Don't Break the Internet.com is a movement to keep the internet open and free. Organizers are rallying awareness and education for the "net neutrality" movement and asking small business people, entrepreneurs and everyday people to add their voice to the mix before the FCC votes on egregious new rules that could change the internet as we know it today.

Contact:
L. Nicole Moore, Organizer
Email
(310) 975- 0256 Ext. 700

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