Monday, May 8, 2017

Protect a real free and open internet, not corporate greed. Sign the petition now.

Trump’s Dangerous Team is at it again. This time Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai introduced a plan that would undo all of the strong rules implemented in 2015 that protect the open internet and prevent large internet service providers (ISPs) from controlling what we do online. We need to protect net neutrality so that all Internet users have access to the same content, communities, entertainment, commerce, and more online.

Sign the petition to protect net neutrality now!

The first vote on this plan is May 18th, so we don’t have a lot of time to stop this plan that will hurt everyone who uses the Internet. We need to tell our elected officials that we will not stand for a plan that lets corporations control our internet usage for their own gain.

The new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a former Verizon lawyer named Ajit Pai, is trying to kill net neutrality.  Chairman Pai has announced a plan that would undo the strong, enforceable rules put in place in 2015 that protect the open Internet.

Without net neutrality, Verizon, Comcast and the other monopoly Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to start interfering with our ability as Internet users to control where we go and what we do online.

These giant telecoms want to pad their bottom lines through schemes that will allow them — not Internet users — to pick winners and losers online.

The first vote on Chairman Pai’s disastrous plan will be on May 18th, so we need to speak out today.

Sign the petition to send the FCC and our elected officials in D.C. a clear message that we won’t stand by and let them kill net neutrality.

Because of net neutrality, the Internet has become an unparalleled engine for democracy, innovation, education, communication, entertainment and commerce.

But without strong rules to protect an open Internet, ISPs will be free to block content, control the pathways to information and create pay-to-play schemes.

Fortunately, if enough of us speak out, we can win.

In 2015, we won strong open Internet protections under Title II of the Communications Act because of a massive public outcry in support of net neutrality, including 4 million of us who spoke out to support it.

Since then, opponents of net neutrality have been relentless in trying to take away our hard-fought victory — first in the courts, and now through the FCC.

We need to be as relentless in our support of net neutrality as the other side has been in their opposition, and we need to send a strong message to everyone who has power — whether they’re members of the House, the Senate or the FCC — that we will not let them turn back the clock on the open Internet.

Sign the petition today!

- Daily Kos

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