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FCC's final vote on net neutraility is Feb. 26.




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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has revealed key details about upcoming rules to stop Big Telecom's Internet slow lane plan.[1]

Under pressure from millions, it looks like the FCC is on the right path. But telecom lobbyists are pulling out all the stops to ruin these new safeguards by creating dangerous slow lane loopholes[2] before the FCC's final vote on February 26.[3]

We know that we're close to winning – but close isn’t going to cut it. We need to make a loud, global call for the open Internet, today. Submit your comments and photos to our friends at OpenMedia, and we'll display them on a giant Jumbotron right in front of the FCC.

Right now is a pivotal moment. Lobbyists are swarming Washington D.C. to insert loopholes that could destroy the open Internet and usher in a new global standard that allows Big Telecom giants to force everyday Internet users into a slow lane.[4]

And very soon, the FCC commissioners will close the public consultation while they make their decision. During this time, our jumbotron will be the most direct way of reaching them. So please add your voice to this call today!

A lot is at stake. If the lobbyists get their way, Americans in all 50 states could see their favorite websites slowed to a crawl.

Decision-makers need to hear from you. Submit a comment or image and we will display it on a giant Jumbotron parked outside of the FCC's Washington HQ.

If we don't speak out, Big Telecom giants could be granted the power to slow our favorite websites, hike up prices, and fundamentally restrict how we express ourselves online.

This would ruin everything we love about the web.

That's why OpenMedia has hired a giant Jumbotron to beam your messages directly to decision-makers at FCC headquarters. Broadcasting your voices on a giant Jumbotron has the power to turn heads at the FCC, wake up the media, and change the debate, but we need you and everyone you know to be a part of it.

We can't back off when the stakes are highest. We need to speak out in even greater numbers than before and keep the pressure up. Can we count you in?

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-- The RootsAction.org Team

Footnotes
[1] FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality. Source: Wired.
[2] The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole. Source: GigaOM.
[3], [4] The One Loophole to Rule Them All. Source: Slate.

 

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