- Congress is trying to destroy the Internet. Again!
- Part 1: Congress Is still Trying to Destroy Net Neutrality
- Part 2: Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access
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Part 1: Congress Is still Trying to Destroy Net Neutrality
Congress is trying to destroy Net Neutrality. Again.
Amy Kroin, Free Press
April 14, 2015 | On Monday, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced a “resolution of disapproval” designed to overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules.
Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has the power to review — and invalidate — any new rules issued by federal agencies. The resolution of disapproval already has 13 co-sponsors, all Republicans.
Tell Congress to Defend the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Amy Kroin edits all Free Press and Free Press Action Fund communications. She also edits and monitors the Free Press and Save the Internet websites, coordinates and edits all blogs and helps create campaign, outreach and development materials.
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Part 2: Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access
Sign the petition to Congress: “19 states have laws blocking towns and cities from providing fast, publicly owned Internet access. Support the Municipal Broadband Act, which would preserve the right of cities and municipalities to build their own broadband networks.”
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Will Shapira.
Cities and towns around the country are developing municipal broadband networks that are both faster and less expensive than the services offered by big cable and Internet companies.
But local governments in 19 states don’t have that option due to anti-consumer state laws that ban or restrict municipal broadband. These state laws are a cynical attempt to preserve the profits of big cable companies – and now we have an opportunity to overturn all of them at once.
Senators Cory Booker and Claire McCaskill have introduced the Community Broadband Act, which would preempt these state laws and allow municipalities to compete directly with big cable companies by offering their own broadband service.
We need to show grassroots support for this vital bill now and fight for the fast, affordable Internet access all Americans deserve.
Tell Congress: Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access.
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