Dear FCC Chairman Wheeler and Members of Congress:

The FCC has proposed rules that would break the open Internet.

This proposed path would open the door to widespread discrimination online. It would give Internet service providers the green light to implement a two-tiered Internet, with a fast lane for those who can afford it and a dirt road for the rest of us. This would be a disaster for startups, nonprofits and everyday Internet users who cannot afford these unnecessary tolls.

I urge the FCC to scrap these proposed rules and instead restore the principle of online nondiscrimination by reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service.

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    Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet

    People everywhere understand that the Internet is a crucial driver of free speech, innovation, education, economic growth, creativity and so much more. They demand real Net Neutrality rules that protect Internet users from corporate abuse.

    But the Federal Communications Commission has proposed rules that would allow rampant discrimination online.

    Under these rules, telecom giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon would be able to create a two-tiered Internet, with fast lanes for those who can afford it and dirt roads for the rest of us. These companies would have the power to pick winners and losers online and discriminate against online content and applications. And no one would be able to do anything about it.

    We must stop the FCC from moving forward with these rules, which would give the green light to ISPs eager to crush Net Neutrality.

    The agency can preserve Net Neutrality only by reclassifying Internet service providers as common carriers. This is the only way to protect the open Internet. Anything else is an attack on our rights to connect and communicate.

    Tell FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to throw out his proposed rules and reclassify. Demand nothing less than real Net Neutrality.