The delivery made quite an impact on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: “That’s boffo!” he said. (Translation: He was impressed.)
The next day President Obama publicly expressed his support for Net Neutrality and noted that the FCC has the authority to protect the open Internet.
These statements give us reason for hope, but in the end they’re just words. So we need to apply even more pressure if we’re going to beat back AT&T and Verizon and convince the FCC to do the right thing. And that’s where you come in.
Congress has a lot of power here: It passed the laws that created the FCC, and it holds the agency accountable.
That’s why it’s so important for members of Congress to tell Chairman Wheeler to do the right thing and classify broadband in the right way. It’s a simple step — but it’s the only thing that will stop AT&T, Verizon and the rest from violating our rights to connect and communicate freely online.
We’ve set up a page to make your call as easy as possible. Click here to find your member of Congress and we’ll give you a script you can use.
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