Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Net Neutrality edging closer to becoming a reality

From Demand Progress:

My, how the tables have turned.

Last January, a court struck down Net Neutrality at the behest of Verizon, Comcast and the other major ISPs -- some of America's most powerful, and most reviled, corporations.

But after a year of aggressive organizing and activism -- in which millions of Americans have taken part -- we're on the brink of achieving meaningful new Net Neutrality rules.

Perhaps no single thrust did more to force back the ISPs than the Internet Slowdown, during which nearly one million people told Congress and the FCC to support the open Internet.

The FCC’s proposed rules are expected to be made public in just a day or two. They vote on the Feb 26th, and the ISPs will try to use the next few weeks to undermine everything that's good about the rules. All the while -- and for some time thereafter -- the biggest ISP shills in Congress will try to undercut us.

We need all hands on deck -- we have to mobilize as many users, social media accounts, and websites as possible to stand up and defend the net. (And run over the ISPs in the process.)

Thousands have already signed up, helping us reach more than 3.4 million people every day already. Will you join them?

Joining them is easy. All you have to do is click on the banner at the top of the webpage and protect the internet.

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