Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they’re attacking the Internet–their one competitor and our only refuge–with plans to charge websites arbitrary fees and slow (to a crawl) any sites that won’t pay up. If they win, the Internet dies. Unlike cable channels, sites don’t need to negotiate deals to get on the Internet. That changes if cable companies get their way at the FCC. We need to stand up and defend an Internet that is fair, and equal. Are you in? Go HERE to literally save the Internet from the corporate fuckery attempting to destroy the all-websites-are-created-and-treated-equal principle that is the core of the Internet’s power and replace it with the no-choice, money-is-speech, consumer-rape lameness of cable TV. Do it NOW!
DEMAND PROGRESS: Because of the record-setting outpouring of support for Net Neutrality, the FCC’s website CRASHED on Tuesday, in front of what _was_ the comment period deadline. The 100,000-plus of you who have submitted comments this week surely helped! So the FCC extended its deadline to TONIGHT, Friday, at midnight meaning that you still have time to join this tsunami of support for Net Neutrality. MORE
If the Internet survives these next few months — and that a big IF it can be said without exaggeration — we’ll only have John Oliver to thank. The end is nigh. Share this with everyone you know, before it’s too late!
PREVIOUSLY: Internet users deserve far better, and we thought we were going to get it from a president who promised to “take a backseat to no one in my commitment to Net Neutrality.” Watch now as he and his FCC chairman try to spin tomorrow’s betrayal as another “mission accomplished.” Don’t believe it. This bogus victory has become all too familiar to those watching the Obama administration and its appointees squander opportunities for real change. The reality is that reform is just a rhetorical front for industry compromises that reward the biggest players and K-Street lobbyists while giving the public nothing. It’s not the FCC chairman’s job to seek consensus among the corporations that he was put into office to regulate. His duty is to protect Internet users. More than two million people have taken action on behalf of Net Neutrality. Tomorrow, we’ll all get the carpet yanked from beneath our feet. Net Neutrality is the freedom of speech, freedom of choice issue of the 21st century. It’s the guarantee of a more open and democratic media system that was baked into the Internet at its founding. On Tuesday, Obama’s FCC is going to sell that out. MORE
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