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[xmca] Speak up to save the Internet.
I hate to clutter up an international forum with US national concerns,
but the neutrality of the net in the US does impact the ability of fora
like XMCA to thrive.
Who do you want to decide which websites you can visit or what Internet
content you can access -- you or a big telecom company?
That's what the fight about network neutrality is all about. Net
neutrality is the principle that Internet users, not internet service
provider, should be in control.
The Federal Communications Commission proposed net neutrality rules to
ensure that the Internet is free from blocking, censorship and
discrimination by powerful telecom companies.
But the pushback from Big Telecom began even before the rules were
announced. Telecom lobbyists started an all-out effort to stop the FCC.
Last week, eighteen Senators (all Republicans) sent a letter to the FCC
opposing net neutrality. One Republican senator even announced an effort
to prevent the FCC from spending funds to enforce the new rules once
go into effect. Separately, 72 House Democrats sent their own letter to
the FCC opposing net neutrality rules.
This type of pressure from Congress won't go unnoticed at the FCC so
the time to speak out and fight back.
We can't let the corporate lobbyists win. What good is free speech if
powerful corporations have the power to stifle viewpoints they find
I just told the FCC and Congress to save net neutrality. I hope you will
too. Take a look by clicking on the link below.
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