Hell yes: The new open internet rules that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a few months ago take effect today. The downside is that the internet’s future is hardly secure, as the rules will be stuck in litigation limbo for years. Nevertheless, you can now officially complain that your cable company is screwing up the internet.
It’s easy! Here’s how:
- Go to the FCC’s slick new complaints site, where there’s a special page for internet complaints.
- Fill out the form with your email address, a subject line, and a description of your complaint. So far so good, right?
- Now, click on the drop-down menu and select the “Open Internet/Net Neutrality” option. This is new and exciting to see on an official form like this one. (Reasonable complaints include but are not limited to: throttling, blocking, paid prioritization.) Once you make this selection, you’ll be prompted to add details about your “internet method,” cable company, home address, and so forth. Fill these fields out accordingly.
- Add an attachment. Images of Voldemort are not encouraged but are also not prohibited.
- Click “Submit”. That’s it! You’re an official complainer. But don’t worry: It’s for a very good cause.
In case you had trouble with that five-step process, I’ve included a screenshot of an official complaint that I’ve just filed against my internet carrier, Time Warner Cable. I hope the FCC replies!