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  • Free Press Builds Definitive Case for Net Neutrality

    July 18, 2014

    Organization’s FCC filing debunks myths about common carriage, skewers the agency’s pay-to-play proposal

    WASHINGTON -- In its filing in the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet proceeding, Free Press provides the definitive argument for protecting Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers.

  • FCC Site Crash Prompts Net Neutrality Supporters to Deliver Comments by Hand

    July 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Early Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission's electronic filing system crashed. In response, Net Neutrality advocates will head to the FCC in person this afternoon to hand-deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments.
  • Americans Bombard the FCC with Demands for Real Net Neutrality

    July 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Grassroots organizations on Tuesday applauded the American public for its passionate support of real Net Neutrality protections. In an unprecedented outpouring of concern, millions of Americans have submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission rejecting Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to allow priority Internet access for a few rich companies.
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  • FCC Web Woes Extend Net Neutrality Deadline

    Politico
    July 16, 2014

    The Federal Communications Commission could have used an Internet “fast lane” on Tuesday as a flood of Net Neutrality comments caused its website to sputter and forced the agency to extend its deadline for accepting public input on its controversial plan.

  • Verizon Says It Wants to Kill Net Neutrality to Help Blind, Deaf and Disabled People

    Mother Jones
    June 13, 2014

    Verizon lobbyists are canvassing Capitol Hill with a curious new argument against Net Neutrality — it hurts disabled people. The odd pitch comes as the Obama administration is mulling a plan to scrap Net Neutrality — the idea that Internet service providers should treat all websites equally — and instead allow ISPs to create Internet "fast lanes" for companies that can afford to pay for speedier service.

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal

    Truthout
    May 20, 2014

    All eyes were on the FCC last week as the agency proposed rules marking its third attempt at establishing Net Neutrality regulations. Grassroots activism and swarms of public comments helped shape the current proposal, which asks for public input on several key issues that could determine the future of the internet. In their statements, the FCC commissioners made it clear last week that they want to hear from the public before finalizing the rules. This is our chance to tell the government how to guarantee a free and open internet.

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