Don't Terminate People's Internet Connections

Please do NOT terminate anyone's Internet or hosting service for pre-corona reasons such as 'we want money'.

Right now we are facing a pandemic of proportions nobody alive has ever seen. Act responsibly and accordingly: do not shut anything down. Please!

To illustrate, in the Netherlands we are in lockdown, because of the COVID-19 hazard: you are expected to *only* leave your house if it is absolutely critical, such as to pick up food from the food distribution centers, to get meds, to go work in a hospital, etc.

At the same time we have no idea where everyone is and who is using what Interconnect to do what vital work. Maybe I'm fixing some important BGP thingy via my neighbour's wifi? Maybe she didn't pay her bills? Should she be cut off?  Maybe next to her someone was freeloading on that same wifi to look up medical data? Why risk collateral damage by cutting anyone off?

The *safest* thing to do right now is to not terminate anyone's access to information (be it connectivity, storage, compute, whatever).

We'll mop up society's collective bills at a later point in time, after we deal with the immediate urgency at hand. And during this crisis we have to keep this Internet thing running and available to anyone who may need it.

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