The new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a former Verizon lawyer named Ajit Pai, is trying to kill net neutrality.
Chairman Pai has announced a plan that would undo the strong, enforceable rules put in place in 2015 that protect the open Internet.
Without net neutrality, Verizon, Comcast and the other monopoly Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to start interfering with our ability as Internet users to control where we go and what we do online.
Click here to sign this petition to members of the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and the Federal Communications Commission:
“Don’t kill net neutrality. We deserve a free and open Internet — one where the flow of data is determined by the interests of Internet users, not the narrow interests of Internet Service Providers.”
Because of net neutrality, the Internet has become an unparalleled engine for democracy, innovation, education, communication, entertainment and commerce.
But without strong rules to protect an open Internet, ISPs will be free to block content, control the pathways to information and create pay-to-play schemes.
In 2015, we won strong open Internet protections under Title II of the Communications Act because of a massive public outcry in support of net neutrality, including 4 million of us who spoke out to support it.
Since then, opponents of net neutrality have been relentless in trying to take away our hard-fought victory — first in the courts, and now through the FCC.
The first vote on Chairman Pai’s disastrous plan will be on May 18th, so we need to speak out today.
Click here to sign the petition to send the FCC and our elected officials in D.C. a clear message that we won’t stand by and let them kill net neutrality.
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