First of all… congrats to everyone who raises a little hell over this. At least it was noticed. Now… this is still a crock of shit and there’s more fight to be done for #NetNeutrality as this only says the FCC “will scrutinize the deals to make sure that the broadband providers don’t unfairly put nonpaying companies’ content at a disadvantage”.In short, they can still unfairly put nonpaying companies’ at a disadvantage. But if you have enough lawyers you can take it up with the FCC. Then the likes of Comcast, Charter, etc can just lawyer up til you’re out of money.
On the plus, “the new draft will “invite comments” regarding broadband’s status as a public utility”; that could be a big win.
Report: FCC to Remove “Fast Lanes” From Net Neutrality Proposal
It appears that the major public backlash in response to the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Tom Wheeler will in fact be revising his proposal (you know, again) to ensure that companies can’t “segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes.”
Tell the FCC that they should reclassify broadband internet as a telecommunications (or "Common carrier") service. Right now broadband is regulated like TV or radio, which doesn't make sense.
This is a public comment for the public record…official government stuff… so you'll have to include your actual name and address.
You can also email the FCC directly here: http://dft.ba/-tell_the_FCC
If you want to help some organizations that work their butts off trying to fight the telecoms, check out:
Save The Internet (from FreePress) http://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home
Public Knowledge: http://www.publicknowledge.org/
And contact your congress people: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
True net neutrality means the free exchange of information between people and organizations. Information is key to a society's well being. One of the most effective tactics of an invading military is to inhibit the flow of information in a population; this includes which information is shared and by who. Today we see this war being waged on American citizens. Recently the FCC has moved to redefine "net neutrality" to mean that corporations and organizations can pay to have their information heard, or worse, the message of their competitors silenced. We as a nation must settle for nothing less than complete neutrality in our communication channels. This is not a request, but a demand by the citizens of this nation. No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source.
Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of information in the United States. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
we petition the obama administration to: Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of information in the United States. True net neutrality means the free exchange of information between people and organizations. Information is key to a society’s well being. One of the most effective …