End Of Net Neutrality Nearing Just Before Thanksgiving

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(From OpenMedia)

The FCC is only 5 days away from announcing their plans for the future of the Internet, and the Net Neutrality rules that keep our Internet a level playing field for all are at stake.

We are running out of time — we must tell Congress to stand up for Net Neutrality by November 22nd!

SPEAK OUT NOW

This may be our last chance to stop Ajit Pai’s proposal to destroy the Internet as we know it.

I am counting on you to join us in the fight.

Katy, on behalf of the OpenMedia team

(See my original message below.)

All,

On November 22nd, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is likely to announce the new rules they’ll use to end the Internet as we know it.1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, along with a whole industry of telecom lobbyists, have been chomping at the bit waiting for this day. That’s why we need to turn to Congress NOW and tell them they can’t let this happen — they’re our last best chance to kill this terrible idea.

It’s essential that we don’t let Big Telecom destroy the Title II protections millions of Americans fought and won just two years ago.2 Without these safeguards, we’ll end up with an Internet that is more like cable TV than the democratized platform we have come to rely on to communicate with friends, access health care and participate in the new public sphere.

We can’t let Pai’s plan3 go through, Dave. Will you speak up to save the Internet?

STAND FOR AN OPEN WEB

Please take a minute now and ask your Congress representative to stand up for Net Neutrality and a free and open web.

The future of the Internet depends on this — can we count on you?

Yours for an open, affordable web,
— Katy, on behalf of the OpenMedia community

P.S. Help us stand for an open Internet. Even $10 goes a long way towards fueling the movement for an equal web.

Footnotes
[1] The Internet is fucked, again: The Verge
[2] The day the Internet stood still: TechCrunch
[3] F.C.C. Chairman Pushes Sweeping Changes to Net Neutrality Rules: New York Times

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