Thursday, May 7, 2015

Big Cable files lawsuits against the FCC

From Demand Progress:

The FCC just got hit with the SEVENTH lawsuit to block its new Net Neutrality rules.1

Lawsuits have been filed by AT&T. Verizon. Comcast's lobbyists. The list goes on. And even more lawsuits could be on the way.

Facing this almost unprecedented avalanche of lawsuits, Demand Progress is thinking about doing something big: formally intervening in the lawsuit in support of Net Neutrality.

We can help the FCC show in court how much public support there is for Net Neutrality, and there are several factors that we are weighing as we make a decision about intervening. But before we can even think about moving forward we need to make sure we have the resources to cover legal costs.

Will you chip in $5 to help Demand Progress defend the FCC's historic Net Neutrality rule?

The FCC received more than 3.7 million public comments on Net Neutrality, with less than 1 percent opposed.2 And yet telecom lawyers are saying that the FCC ignored public input on this decision.3

It’s ludicrous—and as one of the leading groups that helped mobilize the public, we can help show in court how strongly the public supports Net Neutrality.

Comcast and the other big telecommunications companies have virtually unlimited amounts of money to spend on armies of lawyers—and even if they lose, they might be able to keep things tied up in court long enough for a new president or Congress to come along and overturn the decision before it goes into effect.

We’ve come too far to allow Net Neutrality to be overturned by corporate lawyers. Will you chip in to help defend our historic Net Neutrality victory?

Yes, I'll chip in$5 to help defend Net Neutrality.


--Demand Progress


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