Help me stay in business– Please sign petition for net neutrality

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Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

I love bringing you great gardening tips every week, and I want to keep doing it. But if net neutrality goes away, Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com might not be able to stay in business.

Net neutrality maintains a fair and level playing field for small businesses as well as large businesses. When you surf the internet, you have equal access to whatever website you want to go to, including mine.

But on Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a measure it calls “Restoring Internet Freedom.” The freedom they’re referring to isn’t your freedom as a consumer or my freedom as a small-business owner.

It’s freedom for internet service providers to take away the level playing field.

Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast will be able to give preferential treatment to to certain websites.

Your internet service provider would be free to slow down your access to my website. My photos and videos would take longer to appear. Maybe you wouldn’t have access to my site at all.

This can happen to other sites and services you use as well.

Net neutrality protects my small business.

Please tell the FCC that you support net neutrality. You can leave a comment on the FCC website or on the FreePress website.

15 Comments on “Help me stay in business– Please sign petition for net neutrality

  1. Connie…your posting has given me so many ideas and has taught me so much about gardening…thank you for your dedication in Western New York!

  2. Connie,
    Your emails have given us (the gardeners) so many ideas and answers to our questions. You also keep us uptodate on all that is going on in our neighborhood. Thank you. Please keep it up.

  3. The Free Press site took my signature and comment even tho’ I’m not American, but Canadian. I hope this is okay. As I said there, the big time players don’t need anymore government handouts. We need to hear from as many voices as possible.

    Love this website, and all the work and good information you provide, Connie.

  4. Roxann, I think it’s good that the FCC hears from Canadians. Around here, we can walk to each others’ countries! What happens in one country affects the other. We don’t live inside bubbles. I appreciate you adding your voice to this discussion.

  5. Hi, Connie,
    I added my comments thru the Free Press link, thanks for bringing it to my attention. I enjoy your emailed newsletter! Keep up the good work!

  6. I have added my comments to the Free Press link. I LOVE your site and would not want to lose access to it. Also, I think net neutrality is important for everyone!

  7. Yes, net neutrality is good for everyone who uses the internet! I don’t want this to be one of those situations where you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.

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