Announcement: We’re taking the holidays off! Plus, an update on Net Neutrality, more site improvements and info on upcoming episodes…

Hello to all our listeners!

We will be taking the holiday weekend of December 29th off for New Year’s. We will be back in 2018 for more fabulous content. Meanwhile, enjoy the winter snow on ColinTalk.org and if you haven’t already, check out our Internet Privacy & Security Edition with Daniel Davis from DuckDuckGo – the search engine that doesn’t track you.

Here is what we have planned out for 2018, and if you haven’t already, check out our Internet Privacy & Security Edition with Daniel Davis from DuckDuckGo! In early 2018, we’re hoping to have an episode on the opiod epidemic in America, then we’ll have an intriguing interview with the owner of a local gym, and his journey to success.

I wish we had better news to share, but on December 14, the republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to demolish Net Neutrality regulations, meaning Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) can now analyze and censor what we see online. ISP’s and large corporations will now have the authority to dictate what you see which could mean censoring media to advance a political agenda, destroy small businesses and could even impact how much we would have to pay to visit different sites online… all decided by ISP’s and the highest bidder. Net Neutrality is a bi-partisan issue, in fact, 83% of all American voters support Net Neutrality, 89% of Democrats and 75% of Republicans, according to a new poll by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation. But it’s not too late to save Net Neutrality, we just need to urge Congress and their constituents to invoke the Congressional Reciew Act (CRA) and order a “Resolution of Disapproval” to overturn the FCC’s vote. Learn more at ColinTalk.org/SaveTheNet, BattleForTheNet.com, and check out our Episode 21: Net Neutrality Edition with Jon Perri from Change.org! So call and send letters to congress using BattleForTheNet.com because if the FCC succeeds in overturning Net Neutrality regulations, and ISP’s start slowing down connections to our podcast as well as many other media outlets, it would be catastrophic.

Thanks to all our listeners for being with us through our many wonderful episodes and we will see you in 2018! Happy New Year! Here’s to a fabulous 2018!

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