Tell the FCC: No Frankenstein Net Neutrality
Word has leaked1 that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is building a new Frankenstein proposal that's not Net Neutrality (NOT Neutrality?).
Here's the good news: According to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, the truly awful proposal the FCC released in May is dead.
Here's the bad news: Now the agency is considering a convoluted plan with too many of the huge problems we've been protesting against all year.
Just how bad is it? This new proposal:
• Would allow broadband providers to cut specialized deals with companies to reach Internet users.
• Still gives us slow lanes and gives users no real protection against discrimination from Internet service providers.
• Rests on shaky legal arguments that won’t stand up in court.
This isn't what millions of us have been fighting for.
Tell Chairman Wheeler: No Frankenstein Net Neutrality.
1. "FCC 'Net Neutrality' Plan Calls for More Power over Broadband," Wall Street Journal, Oct. 30, 2014: http://online.wsj.com/articles/fcc-net-neutrality-plan-calls-for-more-power-over-broadband-1414712501