7/9/07

Save Your Internet Before July 16th



Via The Crone Speaks, the FTC is about to kick us to the curb:

I don’t know how I missed this yesterday, but thankfully Kevin didn’t.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to abandon net neutrality and allow telecoms companies to charge websites for access.

The FTC said in a report that, despite popular support for net neutrality, it was minded to let the market sort out the issue.

This means that the organisation will not stand in the way of companies using differential pricing to make sure that some websites can be viewed more quickly than others. The report also counsels against net neutrality legislation.

“This report recommends that policy makers proceed with caution in the evolving dynamic industry of broadband internet access, which is generally moving towards more, not less, competition,” FTC chairman Deborah Platt Majoras wrote.

Who the fuck are these people to tell congress not to enact legislation to do they job they were supposed to do?


They are the same fuckers that we have to beat back off of our internet day after day, month after month, and year after year. They will do everything they can to stifle our free speech. They are as UN-American as you can get. They are corporatist bastards that live to steal things from US citizens and give them to the HUGE CORPs that get fat on what should belong to all us.



Via Save the Internet:

You can help make the internet faster, more open and accessible to all. Tell Congress to preserve Net Neutrality and help ensure that the benefits and promise of the Internet are available to all Americans.

Tell your story to the FCC

Sign the petition and send a message to Congress

Call your members of Congress

Write a letter to your hometown newspaper

Support the SavetheInternet.com Ad Fund

Promote SavetheInternet on your blog or site

Tell five friends to join the fight for Internet freedom

Take action today!



Every Blogger in the nation will not be safe until this constant effort to steal our internet is stopped. This has to do with the BIG Corporations trying to stifle every thing we have built in the Blogosphere, even here in our little Connecticut Blogosphere. But this is bigger than just Blogging. It is the biggest FREE SPEECH issue facing us today.

2 comments:

Beach Bum said...

My own congressman is mindless neocon twit. But Congressman Clyburn from another district is a good guy an I'll give him a call tomorrow. As for my two senators DeMint is only slightly better than my congressman and while it may be a lost cause I'll call Lindsey Graham as well. Petition is signed.

Connecticut Man 1 said...

Thanks. It takes a few minutes to do this stuff, but it is pretty important.

Your own Congressman is likely feeling pressure from Conservative Bloggers, Liberal Bloggers and every other kind as well, political and non-political. This is one of those rare issues that is truly bi-partisan and hits everybody on the net that can't afford to pay for a "privileged priority internet" like the BIG corporations can.