Save Net Neutrality: Billboard in FCC's Backyard

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Started by Alexis Ohanian

The Internet as we know it is under attack, though most of us don’t know it.

On May 15, the FCC plans to kill the idea of net neutrality and replace it with a 'cable-ized' version that costs more for consumers, enables discrimination across services that make use of t…

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Alexis OhanianStill going! I gave you, my awesome crowdtilt backers, a shoutout on CNBC earlier this week - watch the clip: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000278196Thanks again - we continue to turn up the heat on the FCC, so please keep getting your friends + family to call their reps in Congress and the fine folks at the FCC and insist on Title II reclassification.
a year ago
Alexis OhanianThanks again to all of you for making this such a success. Many of you have asked for the original art in order to remix it or print your own fliers -- here you go!https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ufxs4hm1f80au31/AACi22PUPgySQXbrnhOTNHHbaFun fact: This campaign is running at 30 locations that generate 2.7M weekly impressions (and we're running for 2 weeks so that's 5.4M impressions total!).The benefit of having a digital ad is that we can change the messaging almost instantly -- depending on the FCC announcement on Thurs, we can adjust our messaging ASAP and feature a new ad in that spot because it's digital, making us more nimble and newsworthy. That would be impossible with traditional printed advertising. Bonus fact: The average 18+ adult walks an average of 18 blocks in the city each week, so they are more heavily exposed to this type of advertising. There aren't a lot of billboards in DC proper, and this was the more effective way of reaching government workers and the FCC and it looks pretty damn cool, too.More info here: http://alexisohanian.com/our-crowdtilt-funded-ad-campaign-for-number-netneutrality-is-live-across-dcAnnnnnnd I'm just finishing up a special crowdtilt fundariser for a great nonprofit that's teaching Queens to code (thanks to the level playing field insured by net neutrality, they all have the same limitless potential). https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/donating-my-31st-help-c4q-teach-queens-to-code
a year ago
Felix JemisonPeople really don't understand how serious this is. I really don't want to pay for internet as if it's a service like Comcast, Time Warner or Direct TV. 
a year ago
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Randall BlackJust curious why you didn't price the billboards before crowdtiltiing for it.Don't get me wrong, that is a great sign, but it's not a billboard outside the fcc.
a year ago
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Alexis OhanianAnd we're live! Thanks to all of you who helped our campaign tilt. In light of the dearth of billboards near the FCC (and the great deal we got on bus shelter ads) we've covered DC with this ad at bus shelters across the city.http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/13/5711012/net-neutrality-protest-posters-go-up-across-washington-ahe...Thanks again to all of you who contributed to make this happen!Photos of it in the field here:https://www.facebook.com/alexis.ohanian/posts/10101485653659966Live in DC?https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2q0vhjwz9y2xk3/bus%20shelter%20ad%20locations.pngTweet @alexisohanian with a photo!
a year ago
Randall BlackSo we aren't getting a billboard outside the FCC?
a year ago
Brian FemianoWell done!
a year ago
Alexis OhanianWE DID IT!Thanks to an awesome surge from http://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoin we tilted!Our earlier open letters have since generated a response from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, too!http://nickgrossman.is/post/85523861949/fccs-response-to-the-vc-open-internet-letterKeep it up. Photos to come! We were able to get a great deal on advertising in scores of bus shelters across DC (since billboard space is limited, especially around the FCC) and I'm super excited to show you.
a year ago
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Alexis Ohaniana year ago
This just tilted!
Nice work out there, Alexis.