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Net Neutrality

Stop the Trump administration's attack on the open internet #NetNeutrality

Tell Congress: Support the Save The Internet Act

To Members of Congress:
I urge you to support the Save The Internet Act. This legislation would restore the robust Net Neutrality rules the Trump FCC destroyed in 2017. Saving Net Neutrality is crucial to preserving civil rights online. The open internet is where movements are born, where communities often ignored or stereotyped by mainstream media can tell their own stories, and where families, friends and people who otherwise would never connect can join together. Stand on the right side of history. Support the Save The Internet Act and reject fake Net Neutrality bills that would let companies like Comcast discriminate online.

The internet without Net Neutrality isn’t really the internet.

Net Neutrality keeps the internet free and open — enabling anyone to share and access information of their choosing without interference from companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

Net Neutrality is not negotiable. It’s essential to everything we need in our society and democracy — from educational and economic opportunities to political organizing and dissent.

Question and Answers

    Q:

    What is Net Neutrality?

    A: Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use. Net Neutrality is the way the internet has always worked. When left to their own devices, these companies have violated people’s basic online rights.
    Q:

    Didn’t we win this fight already?

    A: Yes. After a decade-long battle over the future of the internet, in 2015 the FCC created the legal foundation for real Net Neutrality, giving internet users the strongest protections possible. But now the internet is in peril again: On Dec. 14, 2017, the FCC's Republican majority approved Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to gut the Net Neutrality protections.
    Q:

    Why is this a racial justice issue?

    A: The open internet allows people of color to tell their own stories and organize for racial justice. When activists are able to turn out thousands of people in the streets at a moment’s notice, it’s because ISPs aren’t allowed to block their messages or websites. The open internet allows people of color and other vulnerable communities to bypass traditional media gatekeepers. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs could block speech and prevent dissident voices from speaking freely online. Without Net Neutrality, people of color would lose a vital platform.

Our Work on Net Neutrality

The Trump administration is doing everything it can to lock down free speech and dissent — including attacking the open internet. Here's what you need to know about our fight to stop them.

Take Action

  • Step 1

    Sign the Petition

    To Members of Congress:
    I urge you to support the Save The Internet Act. This legislation would restore the robust Net Neutrality rules the Trump FCC destroyed in 2017. Saving Net Neutrality is crucial to preserving civil rights online. The open internet is where movements are born, where communities often ignored or stereotyped by mainstream media can tell their own stories, and where families, friends and people who otherwise would never connect can join together. Stand on the right side of history. Support the Save The Internet Act and reject fake Net Neutrality bills that would let companies like Comcast discriminate online.
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