Friday, May 2, 2014

Net neutrality emergency

Evan here from Fight for the Future. We've got another web emergency on our hands. 
Corporate monopolies are trying to break the Internet. Will you stand up for net neutrality? 
Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a " fast lane" of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC's previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP's like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don't pay the toll. 
We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again. 
We need you on this one. Click here to demand net neutrality! 
We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday's announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2] 
This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 85,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 100,000 by the end of the day today? 
Click here to take action to keep the Internet free. 
More people than ever are fighting back to restore net neutrality. With your support, we have the power to stop the FCC from censoring the Internet. 
Evan and Kevin
Fight For The Future
P.S. We're going to fight tooth and nail on net neutrality, and we're going to win just like we did with SOPA. Want to support our work? Donate $15 today. 
[1] Gautham Nagesh. "FCC to Propose New 'Net Neutrality' Rules".
[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. "Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality"

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