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Lobby Congress for Network Neutrality

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by KLB, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. KLB

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    What single cause could bring groups as diverse as the Common Cause, Christian Coalition of America, American Civil Liberties Union, Gun Owners of America, MoveOn.Org, Feminist Majority, Consumers Union and hundreds of other wildly diverse groups together in one coalition?

    You know anything that could bring some of these groups into agreement would have to be a very important issue and it is. That issue is Network Neutrality. Simply put it is the concept that the Internet service providers consumers use to connect to the Internet (e.g. AT&T, Verison, Comcast, TimeWarner, etc.) should not have the ability to control what websites consumers can access or what Internet services they can use.

    Right now under the guise of grass roots consumer oriented political action groups the big telecommunications providers are spending tens of millions of dollars lobbying Congress to defeat or eliminate any network neutrality legislation that would prevent Internet service providers from controlling what website/web services consumers can access.

    The only way American consumers can defend open access to the Internet is to lobby Congress to implement real Net Neutrality legislation that prohibits Internet service providers from playing favorites or controlling what websites consumers can access and how fast.

    In the case of most of the members of these forums, our livelihood depends upon network neutrality and it is in our best interest to become active voices on this issue. Beyond lobbying Congress people need to add links to the website mentioned below on our websites, blogs, etc. and start threads like this in the various forums we participate in. The only way we can defeat the tens of millions of dollars the big Internet providers are spending lobbying against Net neutrality is to spur a true grassroots rebellion in support of Net neutrality. We must stir up the masses and do so as quickly as possible.

    To learn more go to http://www.SaveTheInternet.com (the coalition that brought all those opposing groups mentioned above together).
     
  2. StephenR

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    Rejected in the House by a vote of 269-152 the other day. Can you imagine if they signed off on that? I can't imagine paying an "internet tax" to do business on the WORLD WIDE WEB...not the MAJOR TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES WORLD WIDE WEB. Greedy buggers!
     
  3. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Thanks Ken for posting the info and the call to action!
     

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