Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) has introduced a bill that would prevent the FCC from reclassifying Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon as common carriers. This is the exact opposite of what will protect the open Internet.
Josh Levy, FreePress.net
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May 30, 2014 Support for Net Neutrality is building — in the streets, in Congress, in Silicon Valley and at kitchen tables around the country. But the more traction it gets, the more vicious the attacks on the open Internet have become.
Enter Rep. Bob Latta who has just introduced a bill (H.R. 4752)1 that would stop the FCC from taking the necessary step to protect real Net Neutrality. It's a move that borders on insulting and actually forbids the FCC from doing what millions of people, companies, innovators, artists and organizations have been urging it to do: reclassify broadband providers as common carriers.
Tell Congress to say no to this toxic bill.
Reclassification is the only way to stop companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from creating fast and slow lanes online. If the FCC fails to take this simple step — or if it's restricted from doing so — the Internet as we know it could be lost. That's exactly what AT&T, Comcast and Verizon want. These companies are paying good money to make sure Congress does their bidding.
Tell Congress: A vote for this bill is a vote against the open Internet.
In Washington, the only thing more powerful than lobbyists' cash is the united voice of the people. Let's stop this thing in its tracks.
Josh, Candace, Misty and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team
Reference: H.R.4752: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over providers of broadband Internet access service: http://act.freepress.net/go/16045?t=9&akid=4795.8906785.HK8D0W
P.S.: Does this image look familiar? It should ... it's the same one we used the last time Congress tried to destroy Net Neutrality years ago. We won then and we can win again, but we need your help.
Josh Levy leads Free Press’ campaigns to restore Net Neutrality, stop government and corporate surveillance, curb media consolidation and promote press freedom. Before joining Free Press, Josh was the managing editor of Change.org.