|The struggle against Big Telecom's Internet Slow Lane plan is really heating up -- and it's never been more important to speak out.
Decision-makers at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are dragging their feet until they can find a sneaky way to give giant telecoms new powers to slow down our favorite websites whenever they like.
We need to make sure the FCC and members of Congress make a public commitment to stop Big Telecom's plan and keep net neutrality in place.
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A lot is at stake. If the telecom giants get their way, the Internet as we know it will change forever.
Comcast and Verizon are pushing for new rules that would make your Internet more expensive, while slowing every website that can't pay expensive new prioritization fees.
Millions of us have already spoken out, and we're making a big impact. Under pressure, President Obama himself called on the FCC to put a stop to the Slow Lane plan.
FCC Chair and former telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler has still refused to take action.
This is why we need to keep up the pressure and make clear to the FCC and every member of Congress that there will be a steep price to pay if they side with Big Telecom over millions of Americans.
Let's each take a moment to use this new hard-hitting tool and make sure the FCC knows we'll never accept Big Telecom's Slow Lane plan.
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