A World Without Wattpad

Seven years ago, Ivan and I started Wattpad because we love to read. We shared our passion with the world, and we watched Wattpad grow into the global community it is today, 25-million strong with users in nearly every country in the world.

 This would not have been possible without a free and open Internet.

Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal that would change how you connect to content on the internet.  If it passes, companies will be able to pay for faster delivery of their services via the Internet. This unfairly benefits big corporations while hurting small startups like ours.

You might have heard about this, and you might think it doesn’t affect you, but it does. It affects each and every one of us. To understand more about net neutrality, check out Vi Hart’s excellent video:

We all benefit from a free and open Internet. If you live in the United States, and you support net neutrality, make sure your voice is heard. If you live outside the United States, your voice still matters. Tell your local government that you won’t stand for anything less than a free and open Internet.

– Allen Lau
CEO and Co-Founder of Wattpad