Friday, November 4, 2011

Defend net neutrality

I received the following from Demand Progress which states that Telecom is going to threaten our rights when it comes to the internet. I'll let Demand Progress take it from here:

Net Neutrality Is Under Attack: Email Your Senators Before Tuesday's Vote

The Senate is voting to kill Net Neutrality on TUESDAY -- it's a power grab by big Telecom so they can control what information you're able to access online.

According to Free Press:

The Senate is expected to vote next week on a resolution of disapproval that would strip the FCC of the authority to enforce its Open Internet rules, and would render null all existing protection for Internet users. The vote could be incredibly tight.

The resolution only needs a simple majority to pass, so the future of Net Neutrality could come down to the whims of a handful of senators.

Will you urge your Senators to stand strong and fight back? Just fill out the form at right.

As The Hill newspaper notes, "Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) said she will push for a Senate vote on a resolution of disapproval to negate the regulations....A similar vote passed the House earlier this year but stalled in the Senate."

Sounds like our rights are at stake so let your senators know that you oppose this measure by Telecom and that you won't take it. This is a bad bill and it must be defeated.

1 comment:

Vaporizer said...

Public Knowledge submitted a movement to get involved in Verizon's suit challenging the Federal Emails Commission's net neutrality regulations.