Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Restore net neutrality

See this article on the recent DC court of appeals ruling striking down the FCC rules that previously limited private companies from being internet gatekeepers for a fee. We need to motivate the FCC to create new and better rules for this purpose to better stand up to legal scrutiny. Here's the petition from the Free Press Action Fund.

Tell the FCC: Restore Net Neutrality

An appeals court just dealt the latest blow to the open Internet. The court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order because of the questionable legal framework the agency used when it adopted its Net Neutrality rules in 2010. This ruling means there is no one who can protect us from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services. But there’s hope: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler can correct the agency’s past mistakes and truly protect our nation’s communications infrastructure. The agency must take the necessary steps to make broadband networks open, accessible, reliable and affordable for everyone.

Tell the FCC to start treating broadband like a communications service, and to restore its Net Neutrality rules. See this link for the petition.

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