Tell the FCC: Restore Net Neutrality
Jan. 14, 2014
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.
Court Backs Internet Censorship: Open The Internet Now!
Jan. 14, 2014
A federal appeals court just sided with Verizon and against you, against us, against the Internet.
If this ruling stands, the Internet as we know it will die.
Wall Street Journal: Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
TechCrunch: Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down FCC’s Open Internet Order
Forget free and open access. Picture a system like cable TV with corporations charging for different levels of access, and blocking access to information they don’t favor!
The Internet is our tool for circumventing the corporate media, for reaching each other with a bit of truth and accuracy, for organizing each other into collective action. We cannot let this one go.
Sign this petition to the FCC, Congress, and the White House now!
Why This Ruling On Net Neutrality Is A Disaster
The Young Turks on Jan 14, 2014
“A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected federal rules that required Internet providers to treat all web traffic equally, a decision that could allow mobile carriers and other broadband providers to charge content providers for faster access to websites and services. The Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet rules, also known as net neutrality, required Internet service providers to give consumers equal access to all lawful content without restrictions or tiered charges. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the rules, which were passed in late 2010 and have been challenged by Verizon Communications Inc…”.* Will this go to the Supreme Court and what’s really at stake here? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here from ALINA SELYUKH AND DAVID INGRAM / Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/us-usa-court-netneutrality-idUSBREA0D11420140114