This morning the FCC voted to protect real Net Neutrality — marking the biggest victory for the public interest in the agency’s history.
That’s right. We won.
Even a few months ago this victory didn’t seem possible. Last May, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler ignored the public call for real Net Neutrality — and instead released a proposal that would have allowed pay-to-play fast lanes online.
Comcast and its pals thought they’d won the fight. But Free Press members and millions of people across the country proved them wrong. After a year of relentless activism, Wheeler reversed course — moving to give Internet users the strongest protections possible under Title II of the Communications Act.
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FCC Ruling….Net Neutrality or Net Zero?
Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for FreePress looks at this week’s decision by the FCC to place Internet Communication under the jurisdiction of Title 2 of the Telecommunications Act. Is this a victory or just another chess move in an unending shell game with the communication giants?
This is an excerpt from one of the simplest and best explanations of the decision we have read:
“Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to regulate broadband companies (including wireless companies) in much the same
The Battle For Net Neutrality
In February the FCC will propose new rules governing the use of the Internet. The battle fronts are blurred but the stakes are high: Who will control how we access this vital link to our digitized world?
Craig Aaron, President and CEO of FreePress joins us to describe what is at stake in this epic battle for free flow of information over the Internet. His organization has taken up the consumer banner with a passion in this battle against private monopoly interests bent on restricting the flow of information and the development of innovation in order to promote their own profit goals. We the people need someone looking out for us. Enter FreePress
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