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Action Alert: Internet Reclassification

Posted in Activism by luvmyplanet on 05/12/2010

This week, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski released a very weak net neutrality plan that allows too many loopholes for corporate giants like Comcast and AT&T to seriously impede our access to information online.

First of all, if you do not know about net neutrality, please go to It contains everything you want to know but were afraid to ask about the topic. There are also several actions to take on net neutrality at this location.

If you are already educated on the topic, you may or may not know that the Federal Court of Appeals ruled in April that, under the Internet’s current classification as a Title I telecommunications service, the FCC cannot enforce framework protecting an open Internet. This is why at least two FCC commissioners (Copps and Clyburn) are supporting reclassification to Title II.

So, what’s a freedom-of-information-loving user of the Internet–any user–to do?

    The easiest thing to do is sign the petition at SaveTheInternet, calling on Chairman Genachowski to enact a REAL net neutrality framework.
    The next thing is to send a personal email to all five FCC commissioners to reclassify the Internet under Title II. Make Chairman Genachowski the primary recipient, and CC the rest. As always, write your message with respectful language.

It is highly critical that you contact the FCC, calling for real net neutrality. You can be guaranteed that the telecom lobbyists are swarming like maggots on rotting flesh. Our voices must drown them out. We were up against similar odds with the corporate media in 2003 and 2004, and we won. We can do this again!


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