Thursday, January 29, 2015

Demand Title II Net Neutrality

From Demand Progress:

With the FCC so close to finally passing real Net Neutrality rules, things are getting ugly in Congress. Last week we told you that Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton are pushing fake Net Neutrality legislation — dubbed, nefariously enough, "Title X" — at the behest of Comcast and the other big ISPs.

Will you call your lawmakers to tell them to oppose it? It'll just take a couple of minutes, and will help save the Internet.

It's easy to see what's going on here: Nearly every last person and organization that's backing this proposal has historically OPPOSED Net Neutrality, and now they're trying to gut the FCC's authority to implement meaningful rules.

As the key committees held hearings last week you bombarded the members' offices with tens of thousands of calls -- and that seems to have brushed back potential supporters from signing on.

But it's not a done deal yet, and we need to shut this thing down before it moves an inch.

Let's stop this bill before it starts — Please click here to call Congress now.

While the Thune-Upton bill is disguised as Net Neutrality legislation, it would actually just protect the phone and cable broadband duopoly from oversight. It legalizes a lot of harmful discriminatory practices by preventing the FCC from moving on its own to adopt and enforce rules.

We need to keep ensuring that this proposed legislation is exposed for what it is: a cynical cable-lobby effort to prevent the FCC keeping the Internet open and nondiscriminatory.

Will you call your lawmakers to tell them to oppose it? It'll just take a couple of minutes, and will help save the Internet.

Thanks.

Demand Progress


If making a call is out of the question then you can always email your Congressperson and Senators and tell them to enact Title II Net Neutrality. Demand Progress will also connect you to the FCC after you've spoken to your legislators. In the event you cannot talk on the phone to the FCC you can contact their commissioners and tell them you've spoken with your legislators and that you want them to Implement Title II Net Neutrality.


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