- Major telecom and cable companies are seeking unprecedented control over what you can see and say online. The FCC is accepting public comments on this critical issue.
- Tell them where you stand!
Todd O'Boyle, Common Cause
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May 27, 2014 | The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is deciding the future of the Internet over the next couple of months. Major telecom and cable companies are seeking unprecedented control over what you can see and say online.
If the FCC's plan to allow fast lanes for the few goes forward, the rest of us will suffer. Wealthy corporations will pay to move their online content at top speed, consigning nonprofit, independent and dissenting voices to the slow lane.
The Internet is America's public square. Anything short of a free and fully open Internet will hurt our democracy.
The FCC is accepting public comments on this critical issue. Tell them where you stand!
More than 3 million people have already taken a stand against online fast lanes, and hundreds recently rallied with this message. And the FCC is hearing us. The agency has opened the door to real net neutrality, but we have to keep the pressure on them to get it right once and for all.
Whether you're focused on economic, political, environmental or any other public policy issues, you need a healthy informational ecosystem to win friends -- and votes.
So speak up. Join us in telling the FCC: we need REAL net neutrality.
Thanks for all you do.
Todd O'Boyle is Common Cause's Program Director for Media and Democracy.
Common Cause: Nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government.