Two Million Strong for Net Neutrality
More than 1.7 million people have already called for support of Net Neutrality. If we can reach 2 million people, we’ll send a resounding message that Washington can’t ignore.
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Helluva Week for Net Neutrality
By Megan Tady, January 15, 2010
It’s been one amazing week for Net Neutrality. Nearly 19,000 people filed pro-Net Neutrality comments with the FCC before the docket closed at midnight Thursday night. It was a remarkable outpouring of public support.
And just before the bell tolled, Free Press filed a whopping 198 pages of comments, offering compelling evidence that Net Neutrality rules will promote investment, encourage innovation, create jobs, and spur competition.
In its filing, Free Press not only shows that Net Neutrality promotes investment, but that losing this fundamental protection would unleash harmful, anti-consumer business models. Free Press argues that the true motive of the phone and cable companies trying to dismantle Net Neutrality is to protect their legacy voice and video services from the competition enabled by the open Internet.
Settle in to a comfy chair and read our filing, or wait for our blog posts next week to give you the highlights.
Now that we’ve got the FCC’s attention, we’ve got to keep it. The agency will be deciding over the next few months what type of Net Neutrality rule to create, and we need to keep reminding them that the public demands a strong rule to protect our Internet freedom.
Our next step – getting 2 million strong for Net Neutrality. We’re nearly there, with 1.7 million people having already expressed support for an open Internet. Will you join them?