Timothy Karr /Save The Internet.com – 2007-07-10 07:37:29
We have only five days left to defend a free and open Internet at the FCC. The agency needs to hear from you about Net Neutrality — the principle that stops AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from controlling where you can go online.
Last year, more than 1.5 million Americans contacted Congress and stopped phone and cable company efforts to kill Net Neutrality. Now industry lobbyists are pressuring the Federal Communications Commission to abandon this fundamental Internet freedom.
It’s time the FCC heard from you. The agency has launched a public inquiry into whether it should protect Net Neutrality or let companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast dictate which Web sites you can use. Take action now and help stop the big phone and cable companies again.
In your own words, tell the FCC why you need a free and open Internet. Your story will be sent to the FCC in Washington.
Tell the FCC to Save the Internet
You need to act now before the FCC closes its comment period. If we flood them with comments in support of Net Neutrality, the FCC will be pressed to stand up to the giant phone and cable companies that seek to undermine free choice on the Web.
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This may be the best chance we have this year to demonstrate to Washington that protecting the free and open Internet is an issue that matters to millions of Americans. The FCC needs to know why Net Neutrality is important to you. Tell them how an open Internet impacts your daily life, your business and your ability to connect with others.
To save the Internet, we need to flood the FCC with stories from people around the country. Can you ask five friends to send their stories to the FCC?
Here’s what others are saying:
“The greatest hope that this country has is the reconnection of American voices with our political system. The Internet is the first medium that is truly interactive, in which one person’s voice can reach millions. This fundamental change would end the open Internet as we know it.” Read Jennifer’s full story online.
“In rural America, the Internet is very important in staying informed. We read several national newspapers every day to get the news our local paper does not thoroughly cover.” Read Charles & Carol’s full story online.
“Currently the media is not diverse at all, and the only option I have found to escape from it has been the Internet. … If the Internet is controlled by powerful people with money, will it ever be what it has been? Will we be able to enjoy diversity?” Read Norie’s full story online.
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With your help, we can send a message to the FCC that they can’t ignore.
Timothy Karr is Campaign Director of www.savetheinternet.com
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