Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Net Neutrality is in trouble

From Demand Progress:

We've seen denial over the last few weeks, and we've seen anger.

The Cable Lobby just lost big, and now they're entering the third stage of their grieving process:

They're trying to bargain their way out of Net Neutrality rules by calling in every chit they've got in Congress -- and that list is $8 million dollars long.

That's right: The four biggest telecom giants alone donated more than $8 million to politicians last cycle.

So key committees -- led by some of the biggest recipients of that Cable Lobby cash -- are holding hearings THIS WEEK, and gearing up to try to undermine the new Net Neutrality rules.

Will you call targeted committee members to tell them they need to back off? It'll just take a minute and it'll help save the Internet.

The FCC's new Net Neutrality rules prevent blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

That means no slow lanes for your favorite content; no shakedowns of your favorite websites.

Nobody thought this would happen, but it did for one basic reason: All of the extraordinary work you guys did to make it impossible for the FCC to ignore us.

But our opponents like Comcast and AT&T didn't think we'd be here either. They're furious that their investments in hordes of lobbyists and members of Congress might have gone south, that we might be more powerful than the vaunted telecom political machine.

Let's confirm their suspicions and protect the rules we fought so hard to win:

Will you call key committee members to tell them they need to back off? It'll just take a minute and it'll help save the Internet.

Please click here.

And if you can't call:

Would you chip in $10 to help keep us working? We rely on members like you to fund our activism.

Thanks.

-Demand Progress

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