Petition to Federal, Federal Communications Commission
Save net neutrality
The ability to organize grassroots movements, whether locally or across the globe, is made possible by an open Internet. Since its creation, the Internet has become the world’s megaphone for free speech, protected by the principles of Net Neutrality, which require internet service providers (ISPs) to give everyone equal access to everything you use the internet for -- email, watching videos, listening to music, or signing petitions on Change.org. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. For example, if someone launched a petition on Change.org against a company like Verizon, Net Neutrality prevents Verizon from blocking or slowing their customers’ access to our site. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to end Net Neutrality -- which could mean giving big cable companies room to charge extra fees, block and censor users -- by removing ISPs from Title II of the Communications Act, a rule that means ISPs are subjected to tougher regulations that prevent them blocking sites, creating paid “fast” lanes, and throttling internet speeds. This decision could have global implications for the way the world shares and receives information from journalists, newsrooms, and NGO’s. Net Neutrality also prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. An organization or platform like Change.org that couldn’t afford those fees, couldn’t communicate with their supporters. In the United States, there is strong bipartisan support for Net Neutrality. A recent poll conducted by Mozilla found that Republicans, Democrats and Independents overwhelmingly support these rules. At Change.org, we believe that people everywhere should have the tools they need to make their voices heard. We’re a social good company powered by technology that empowers anyone anywhere to take action on the issues they care about. A closed off Internet means fewer ways for millions of people to make the change they want to see. Without an internet equally accessible to everyone regardless of income or geography, we can’t continue that mission. Add your name to let Congress and the FCC know that you support an open internet.
Petition to Florida Public Service Commission 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida 32999-0850, Telephone numbers: 850-413-6600, Email: email@example.com Web Address: www.floridapsc.com
The Lake Harney Woods Broadband Effort
Lake Harney Woods est. 1985, is a large rural community of at least 250 residents that has been long forgotten by our local internet providers. We are looking to either strengthen our existing sole provider with AT&T to modernize our broadband technologies, and/or develop a new relationship with another service provider. Presently, our only options are wireless hotspots or satellite, both are expensive and of poor quality. DSL was once provided, but is no longer available to new residents. AT&T seems to be phasing out their DSL service while only offering more expensive options. Please sign this petition, show your support in the efforts to bring today's technology into Lake Harney Woods."TOGETHER, WE SHALL BE HEARD"
Petition to FCC , AT&T, MaxxSouth , Verizon, Comcast
Better Faster Internet For Rural America
Rural America has been left in the dark when it comes to internet access, yes there is the option of satellite internet offered by Hughes Net and Exede etc. but it is strictly limited in various ways from data caps to internet speeds and etc. But when it comes to online gaming and live streaming and using video streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube you have to pay outrageous amounts to get the speed you need for them services and still they may not hold up to expectations due to lack of a steady connection to the internet because with satellite there are a range of signal interference's from cloudy weather to trees and etc. you simply can not have a steady reliable connection to the internet. Yes it may work for some people but for the people who use the internet a lot for work and play it just won't cut it so I would like one of the cable companies or the FCC to please figure out away to bring steady reliable internet services to the millions of Americans living in rural areas. Also the price of fast reliable internet in a city ranges from $80 to $120 depending on the provider and for unsteady unreliable satellite internet in rural America for the same speed and large data caps range from $150 to over $200 depending on the provider, this is outrageous and unacceptable especially for internet that isn't that reliable. So if you live in rural America or want to assist in this movement simply sign this petition and let them know we demand better faster more reliable internet services in these areas of the country.
Petition to mozilla
Save Mozilla Firefox's Best Feature
Dear Mozilla, We are Firefox users. We love our browser and rely on it to do our best work. For us, this means having the freedom to customize and extend our browser using powerful Firefox Add-Ons like Tab Groups, Tree Style Tabs, Vimperator, Pentadactyl, and many others. While there may be technical advantages to the WebExtension architecture, we feel that technical decisions should never be made at the expense of Mozilla's user base. Sadly, recent decisions by Mozilla to remove Firefox's support for XUL-based Add-Ons in favor of WebExtension-based Add-Ons endanger our ability to continue to use Firefox. Thus, we the undersigned request that Mozilla: Indefinitely postpone all plans to drop XUL Add-On support from Firefox, Open a dialogue with the Mozilla / Firefox community to ascertain what features Firefox users rely on that are currently only available via XUL Add-Ons but not possible under the WebExtension paradigm, and Work with the community to develop a path forward that allows Firefox to achieve its technology goals while preventing the loss of key functionality that millions of Firefox users depend on. We recognize Mozilla's need to keep Firefox and its underlying technology moving forward. However, we feel that the outright removal of support for XUL-based Add-Ons would have such a negative impact on our continued ability to use Firefox as our de facto web browser that we will be forced to investigate other alternatives. However, we are confident that neither we nor Mozilla desire such an outcome, and we thus make this request in good faith and with the hope that Mozilla will partner with us the undersigned to help keep Firefox the best, most user-respecting web browser there is.
Petition to Comcast, AT&T
The Lie of Comcast Data Caps
In an increasingly cloud connected and IoT world, we are faced with a conundrum. Many of the population of the U.S.A live in an area where the is either a functional duopoly or monopoly on internet connections or has limited access to internet at all. In my area in West Michigan we have two choices, AT&T (which is VERY slow ~15mbps AND has data caps) or Comcast (which has data caps). So Comcast is the only real option for a true high-speed connection. In a world where games no longer come on disks, but are available ONLY as downloads, this 1024 GB usage limit is a reverse in modernization of our ISPs and a clear money grab by a company that does NOT care about the customer, but only their bottom line. To put 1024 GB into perspective, Gears of War 4, has a download size of over 100GB, so you could use up 10% of your available data on ONE game. When the rest of your family is streaming music, Netflix in 4K, Youtube, Hulu, downloading/uploading images, or as a photography professional, uploading RAW images which could range in 30-50MB EACH, you can see where this begins to be a problem. To be clear, I am 100% pro capitalism, but this is how capitalism works, they have a choice to make ridiculous and anti-consumer decisions in their policies, and we have a choice to fight it or leave. In this case there is no real option to leave, so we will have to fight it! Comcast claims, arbitrarily, "A terabyte of data is enough to power 12,000 hours of online gaming in a month." This is a vast overstatement, and a total misdirection for the average consumer. This data is a number that THEY came up with, does not include voice chat over services like Teamspeak, Mumble, Discord, etc, and does not include streaming to Twitch. It also does not include ANY other use of the internet, including updating those games that you are playing, which require frequent updates to even start up, or any other usage or streaming on the internet by anyone else in the house. Another claim by Comcast is that this is about "fairness" and that "you use more, you'll pay more, you use less, you'll pay less" but again, this is at best a misdirection, and at worst a total lie. Those who use less are not paying less, they are paying the same that we all already have been paying, and are only increasing the cost for those of us who utilize their internet connections everyday. Also, the amount of data you are using does not affect Comcast in anyway and does not increase costs to Comcast at all. This is completely and unequivocally a money grab. In conclusion, as more and more things become internet connected, video becomes higher quality, games get larger, and more people have more than 1 device connected at a time, this data cap sets a dangerous precedent for everyone, and not just "the 1% of users use more than 1TB of data" as our worlds become increasingly connected. This can turn into what the cellphone industry turned into, paying for different amount of data access, and no one wants that, except money hungry Comcast!
Petition to Mayor Troy R. Bivens
Supply Proper Internet Speeds to the Town of Gaston
A few months ago, I purchased my first house at 21. I moved from west columbia to my new to me home in Gaston. This gave me firsthand experience of what is referred to as the "digital divide" - rural communities’ residents are being left out of modern broadband access. They're left to rely on satellite access which is slower, more expensive, and weather reliant. If not that, we are limited to one to two maximum internet service providers who have the ultimate say in what speeds they will offer and at what price. We often pay higher prices for sub-par services. Despite that many of us make less profits than those who live in the cities. This means we can participate less in current events, politics, and socialization online. Ultimately my goal is to actually do something about this issue. Whether I have to show the backing I acquire to the mayor of Gaston, or keep pursuing my goal to the county of Lexington officials that Gaston is a part of - I will push and fight for this inequity both for myself and my community. I seek to convince them to work with local ISPs by offering incentives or payment in exchange for an overhaul of infrastructure to provide better access to residents in their homes. Thank you for your time and support.
Petition to Lacy Clay, Claire McCaskill, Google, Inc, T-Mobile, Apple, Lyda Krewson, Sharon Tyus, Christine Ingrassia, Jack Coatar, Joseph D. Roddy, Marlene E Davis, Dan Guenther, Tammika Hubbard, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis cortex, Venture Cafe, Tashara O. Jones
Help make St. Louis a FREE wifi "Hotspot" (Google Fiber FREE WIFI for all) #FREESTLWIFI
Many of us have parents and grandparents or seniors we care about that are no longer working. They spend a good portion of their time at home and with limited resources. Basic cable and internet fees can cost upwards of $150 per month and for many who live on a fixed income, these fee are neither feasible nor affordable. The basic premise of carpeting the beautiful city of St. Louis with FREE wireless internet service is to make St. Louis not only the Gateway City to the West, but also make St. Louis a global HOTSPOT by making it internet friendly to all residents, businesses and visitors. Providing FREE internet service benefits all of St. Louis and is more economical to the community. It's best to provide the service as a utility rather than to have individual households and businesses pay private firms for such a service. Free citywide internet networks are capable of enhancing city management and public safety, especially when used directly by city employees in the field. Most importantly this service will be a social service to those seniors and low income individuals who cannot afford private high-speed services. #FREESTLWIFI
Petition to Linda Adair, Veronica Adair, Marion Adair, Heather Adair
Let Garrett Adair (RobinOW) stay at his Grandma's place so he can continue to stream.
Hello, I'm Garrett Adair, known online as "RobinOW." I'm a moderator on a twitch stream run by "iDuskk" and I have been planning on doing live streams myself. Although as life would have it, due to many family issues and school-related issues (Most being out of my control) I am being forced to move to my dad's place. You see, I've been living at my Aunt/Grandma's place for some time now, they have good high-speed internet and I have used my own money to buy an expensive gaming PC. My dad, on the other hand, has satellite internet. Not only that, but he's had a history of drug abuse, and beating his kids with large paddles labeled "ass beater." Sometimes I and my aunt don't see eye to eye, and we get in fights, but I'm afraid this will be much, much worse for me. I will not have the resources to stream much less do my homework when I return from school.There IS a solution, however. I've been going to a virtual school, that didn't quite work out. There's still another school near the condo that I could go to, But my family refuses, saying it's "Too dangerous." That is a lie, my Dad only wants me to be with him so I can help work on his land and soon to be farm, With no care whatsoever when it comes to school.I'm a smart, intelligent individual, my intelligence would be wasted on a farm if this were to happen.So I'm asking you, reader, please, it would make me beyond grateful if even one single person signed this. I can't let my intelligence be wasted. I need help, but the internet is truly the only place I can get that help from.