Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Please comment on FCC net neutrality rules
The FCC's proposed Internet rules are out — and they're terrible. As we feared, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is pushing a plan that would allow rampant discrimination online. If approved, these rules would mean the end of Net Neutrality. But not all is lost. The FCC has opened up a formal comment period for us to weigh in on its proposal. This is our chance to tell the agency what we think of its plan to allow a corporate takeover of the Internet.
Tell the FCC to throw out its rules and reclassify Internet service providers as common carriers. This is the ONLY way to protect real Net Neutrality.
Chairman Wheeler's plan would let ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon create a two-tiered Internet, with fast lanes for those who can afford the extra fees — and a slow dirt road for the rest of us. These companies would have the power to pick winners and losers online and discriminate against online content and applications. And no one would be able to do anything about it.
But we have a way to fight back: We can use this comment period to tell the FCC what we think of its plan. We've created a simple way for you to tell Wheeler and his colleagues — in your own words — why they must reject these rules and instead move to protect real Net Neutrality.
The tide of opposition to the FCC's proposal is rising. Millions of activists and hundreds of organizations and companies have spoken out against this plan. If more of us speak up, we can get rid of these rules and protect Net Neutrality for good. Please take a moment to send your comments now. We'll make sure they get filed for you.
Thanks for all that you do—
Josh, Candace, Misty and the rest of the Free Press team
P.S. This spring and summer we're ramping up on the organizing front to save Net Neutrality. Please chip in $10 (or more!) to help support our work. Thank you!