Tell Congress: Support the Save the Internet Act
Huge news: Democrats in Congress have introduced new legislation that would restore the FCC’s strong Net Neutrality rules.
And — surprise surprise — the big internet service providers are already trying to stop this bill in its tracks.
It’s an old story: Gatekeepers want to hoard their power. The open internet has been a transformative force for people of color and other marginalized communities looking to tell their own stories, organize for justice and launch and grow businesses on their own terms. And that’s a threat to the media and tech companies that wield massive economic power in our society.
But the internet — built on and powered by Net Neutrality — has always been different. Without it, we risk a future online experience that looks nothing like what we have today — one where companies like Comcast and Verizon can block or slow down whatever websites or content they feel like. And this isn’t just hyperbole. They’ve done it before and — without strong rules to stop them — will do it again.1
But this Congress can take bold action to keep these cable and phone companies in check.
Now is the time for action and there should be no question for members of Congress on this issue. There’s overwhelming public support for real Net Neutrality all across the political spectrum.
Tell members of Congress to support the Save the Internet Act today.
1. “Net Neutrality Violations: A Brief History,” Free Press, Jan. 24, 2018: https://www.freepress.net/our-response/expert-analysis/explainers/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history