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Email to ISP to educate on distributed networks and your participation in them
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to you to inform you that I am running a node within a distributed virtual private network.
That means that I am routing anonymized, encrypted traffic from a decentralized VPN Network to the Internet without processing or filtering using the following IP: [your IP address].
Decentralized VPN Networks protects users against global issues such as censorship, identity theft, and online harassment. This is the main reason for my participation in this network.
I understand that not all ISPs look positively at node running activities, and am reaching out to explain the value of these types of networks. I hope, as an organization committed to protecting the privacy of its customers, you'll agree that this is a valuable and relevant technology.
If you’re interested in more information on distributed VPNs, you can check out the following resources:
- What is geoblocking, and how does it affect free speech online.
- What is a VPN connection, and why is decentralisation important?
As a loyal customer, I hope to see [insert ISP name] join the list of ISPs supporting distributed systems that are committed to furthering the human condition.