Help protect Internet Neutrality NOW

Make Your Voice Heard NOW. Speak up for Net Neutrality. Keep web access free and equal. Keep it neutral.

Before the FCC renews or changes rules concerning internet neutrality it has to take public comments. Net neutrality protects free and open internet access.

The comment period closes June 15, 2007

Now is our chance to keep the ability to communicate freely on the internet. If you think that everyone should be able post publicly, speak up now. You and I should be able to post information and thoughts about Iraq, immigration, recall elections, presidential campaigns, local government gauffs, personal journals and other things important to us in the public domain. Your opinions and mine are important. Don't let big government and big business control what we see and post on the net.

Please take a moment to join me in speaking up by clicking here.

Send a message to the FCC to protect the freedom of the Internet. Re: Docket 07-52, In the Matter of Broadband Industry Practices

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My post from June 2006

More information at Common Cause

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1 comment:

HOTI said...

Diane, I follow this issue in my work with the Hands Off the Internet coalition. First, web access isn't free today. Everyone pays for access although maybe they pay a different price for different speeds. Second, net neutrality has never applied to cable broadband connections which account for a majority of all broadband connections in the US.

The true threat to the internet is overreaching "net neutrality" legislation such as the Dorgan-Snowe bill. It would freeze the broadband market in place and force us, the consumers to bear the cost of upgrading the infrastructure. Under so called "net neutrality" we would all pay more and the person checking their email once a day would be paying for the teenage down the street to download HD movies all day.

Nobody is in danger of losing their ability to see and post whatever they want. Additionally, should the ISPs be foolish enough to block access to a site, they would not only face the wrath of their customers who would switch providers but also face regulatory action. A preemptive approach to a problem that doesn't exist simply doesn't make sense to me.

This video from the Fiber to the Home Council is a great illustration of a few of the arguments I made.