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5G Day of Action Event Planning Kit

5G Day of Action Event Planning Kit

May 15, 2019 is the 5G Day of Action. It’s right around the corner, and we’re counting on our friends across the country who are concerned about the deployment of small cell antennas in close proximity to homes and apartments to make this an amazing and effective day!  Here is some basic information you’ll need to plan your rally and make it a big success. (Need help starting  your own group? Click here!)

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‘Historic Win’ for the Open Internet as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
‘Historic Win’ for the Open Internet as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Thanks to weeks of sustained grassroots pressure in the form of 16 million emails, over a million phone calls, and nationwide demonstrations both online and off, three Republicans voted with the Senate Democratic caucus on Wednesday to block the GOP-controlled FCC’s net neutrality repeal, clearing a crucial hurdle on the path to saving the web from the greed of the telecom industry.

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AT&T Hit with $100mn Fine After Slowing Down ‘Unlimited’ Data

AT&T Hit with $100mn Fine After Slowing Down ‘Unlimited’ Data

AT&T hit with $100mn fine after slowing down ‘unlimited’ data The Federal Communications Commission hit telecommunications giant AT&T with a $100 million fine, the largest it has ever levied, for slowing down the internet speeds of customers with “unlimited” data plans. The company said it will fight the fine. Thousands of AT&T customers complained to the FCC about the issue, saying they noticed that when they had used up a certain amount of data watching movies or browsing the web, AT&T “throttled” their internet speeds so that they were much slower than normal. Millions of AT&T customers were affected by the practice. In a press release announcing the fine, the FCC said the company “severely slowed down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans” and “failed to adequately notify its customers that they could receive speeds slower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised.”

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Big Win for Net Neutrality Advocates

Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Big Win for Net Neutrality Advocates

In a blow to telecom and cable companies, FCC chairman Wheeler said he is proposing the FCC use its authority under Title II of the Communications Act to protect consumer broadband Internet. This move will allow the FCC to stop Internet service providers from charging content providers like Netflix more money for reliable Internet access.

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Breaking Video: Net Neutrality Advocates Blockade FCC Chairman’s Georgetown Home

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 2 Comments
Breaking Video: Net Neutrality Advocates Blockade FCC Chairman’s Georgetown Home

Advocates for net neutrality blockaded FCC Chair Tom Wheelers driveway this morning, chanting “Don’t let the Internet die. Time to reclassify!” and singing “Which side are you on Tom? Are you with the people or with the Telecoms?” Meanwhile, the White House has reversed its position on Net Neutrality.

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Big Telecom Wanted to Force Your Favorite Websites into the Slow Lane. Here’s What the Internet Had to Say About That

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Big Telecom Wanted to Force Your Favorite Websites into the Slow Lane. Here’s What the Internet Had to Say About That

However, there is a silver lining in Thursday’s decision: Under huge pressure from millions of outraged citizens, Wheeler changed the FCC’s proposal from one that only considered the creation of an Internet slow lane, to one that also opens the door to a popular common sense alternative: a free and open online highway.

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Decision Threatens Open-Internet

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Government with 0 Comments
FCC’s Net Neutrality Decision Threatens Open-Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted on revised net neutrality rules Thursday, managing to both anger and please all sides involved. Protesters and internet service providers have been at odds over the creation of internet “fast lanes.” ISPs want content providers to pay extra to give users faster access to their content, while digital rights activists are concerned this would disadvantage startups and the public who cannot afford to pay extra fees. RT’s Lindsay France examines the outcome of the FCC’s decision.

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