by Eleanor Goldfield
Today, the FCC released the text of its proposal to gut Net Neutrality.
As reported by The Hill : “The commission voted along party lines Thursday to move forward with the proceeding to eliminate the regulations , which reclassified internet service providers as telecommunications companies and required them to treat all web traffic equally.
Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal would undo the reclassification, which would eliminate the commission’s legal authority to prevent internet service providers from blocking or throttling web content or creating “fast lanes” that websites can buy into.”
What a gift to big Telecoms! On top of that, the Intercept released an article today reporting that the talking points delivered to Republicans on how to support Pai’s plan comes STRAIGHT from “the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, a trade group that lobbies on behalf of Comcast, Cox Communications, Charter, and other cable industry companies.”
We are up against a considerable force of Telecom lies and trickery specifically aimed at turning the Internet into a toll road and restricting our access. Constituents on both sides of the aisle need to understand the depth of deception and the real importance of Net Neutrality for us all!
Meanwhile the 2.6 million comments that we all submitted before today WILL NOT BE COUNTED because obviously, that would give we, the people, too much of a head start.
So, here’s what you can do:
1. COMMENT! We created a quick step-by-step process so click here to find it and get commenting!
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4 . Sign up if you haven’t already at ProtectOurInternet.org in order to stay tuned for more actions directly targeting this plan of Telecom thievery. We need to comment for sure but comments alone will not win this fight.