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FCC announces full net neutrality repeal

Wed, Nov 29, 2017

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I assume you are all familiar with the issue of net neutrality — the creation of slow lanes for communication that is either unpopular with, or not-paid-enough for, the telecom companies. Like the Republican tax “reform,” the effort to stomp out net neutrality, zombie-like, never dies. And it looks like that might now succeed, and we’ll all be the much the worse off if it does. Consumers Union sent out the below summary with a plea to call your Congressional reps and insist that they prevent the FCC from taking that step. Here are the sites for getting such contact info:
www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm ——– Forwarded Message ——– More than 100,000 Consumers Union supporters sent in official comments urging the Federal Communications Commission to uphold net neutrality safeguards and protect the open internet. In total, consumers submitted more than 22 million comments — the vast majority of them strongly in support of net neutrality.
Despite the overwhelming number of messages from concerned consumers, *FCC Chairman Ajit Pai rushed his plan to completely repeal net neutrality protections.*This plan would remove guardrails that ensure that consumers can choose what they want to watch, read, or play online without restrictions or slowdowns from internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and others.
*An official vote on this plan is scheduled for December 14th. *Our last chance to stop this rollback lies with Congress. If millions of Americans speak out now, Congress can stop this FCC vote and save net neutrality. That’s why we’re asking you to call your representatives today.
*Click here to make the call. Ask your representatives in Congress to pump the brakes on the FCC’s plan to end net neutrality. [tracking URL removed — use the contact sources above] Act now »

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