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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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Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet – It’s ‘Time to Melt Some Phones’ on Capitol Hill

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet – It’s ‘Time to Melt Some Phones’ on Capitol Hill

As internet freedom supporters in the Senate attempt to force a vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) unpopular repeal of net neutrality rules, dozens of prominent websites went on “red alert” in support of the protections on Wednesday, hoping to prompt users to flood lawmakers’ offices with phone calls, emails, and other messages pressuring them to reinstate net neutrality.

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Washington State Becomes First In US To Pass Legislation Protecting Net Neutrality

Posted by on March 13, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Washington State Becomes First In US To Pass Legislation Protecting Net Neutrality

Though the Federal government is taking steps to eliminate net neutrality, not all states are playing along. Last week, Washington became the first state in America to pass legislation protecting net neutrality.

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Denouncing ‘FCC’s Dangerous Ruling,’ Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York

Posted by on January 25, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Denouncing ‘FCC’s Dangerous Ruling,’ Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York

“The FCC’s dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas,” Cuomo vowed in a statement. “With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all.”

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Internet Unites to Protect Net Neutrality as Netflix Tells FCC: “See You in Court”

Posted by on January 7, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Internet Unites to Protect Net Neutrality as Netflix Tells FCC: “See You in Court”

The lobbying group that represents some of the nation’s largest companies in Silicon Valley—including Google, Amazon, and Netflix—announced Friday that it would act as “intervernor” in a lawsuit against the FCC’s recent decision to dismantle rules that enshrine net neutrality protections that have governed the web since its creation.

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Team Internet Is Far From Done: What’s Next For Net Neutrality and How You Can Help

Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Team Internet Is Far From Done: What’s Next For Net Neutrality and How You Can Help

It’s not too late to stop the FCC’s rule change from going into effect. Poll after poll show that Americans overwhelmingly support net neutrality, and Congress has already been inundated with calls for them to take action. We need to keep up the pressure, and we will. You can help: call your members of Congress and urge them to use the Congressional Review Act to save the Open Internet Order.

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What Both Sides Are Missing About Net Neutrality

Posted by on December 17, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
What Both Sides Are Missing About Net Neutrality

Once the clamping down on individual expression and creation on the internet reaches a breaking point, the population will seek a better alternative. With the growth of peer-to-peer, open-source technology, it is only a matter of time before the internet expands into a number of different, competing webs of information.

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Net Neutrality Fight ‘Not Over’: Groups Launch Internet-Wide Campaign Pushing Congress to Overrule FCC Vote

Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Net Neutrality Fight ‘Not Over’: Groups Launch Internet-Wide Campaign Pushing Congress to Overrule FCC Vote

Just hours after the FCC’s vote, the coalition of activist groups behind Team Internet and BattlefortheNet.com announced the launch of “a massive internet-wide campaign” calling on members of Congress to overturn the FCC’s move by passing a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which only requires a simple majority in the House and Senate.

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Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt This Week to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt This Week to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC’s scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s deeply unpopular plan to kill the open internet, which critics have denounced as “naked corporatism.” Slated to begin Tuesday—and continue through to the scheduled vote by the Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday—the “Break the Internet” protest is aimed at showing “the world what the web will look like without net neutrality.”

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Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Protesters targeted Verizon because the FCC’s Chair Pai is a former lobbyist for the company, which has—along with major internet service providers (ISPs) Comcast and AT&T—invested heavily in pressuring lawmakers to support policies that benefit telecom companies at the expense of consumers.

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Seven Things You Can Do Right Now to Save the Internet

Posted by on November 24, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Seven Things You Can Do Right Now to Save the Internet

According to reports, the FCC will vote on Dec. 14 to destroy Net Neutrality and allow for online discrimination. It’s time to get loud and tell everyone that our digital civil rights are on the verge of being destroyed. Here are seven steps you can take right now to save the internet…

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FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

The FCC announced plans to repeal net neutrality rules that required broadband companies to allow consumers access to all corners of the internet. Under the proposed legislation, companies could block websites, control the speed at which certain sites load, and even charge additional fees for higher-quality streaming, all to ultimately influence consumers’ online activity. We all need to fight this and we need to do it now if we want to save the internet.

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July 12: National Day of Action Aims to Preserve Net Neutrality

Posted by on July 12, 2017 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
July 12: National Day of Action Aims to Preserve Net Neutrality

In an interview with Democracy Now!, Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, called net neutrality “the First Amendment of the Internet” and argued that the struggle to preserve it is “the free speech fight of our generation.”

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Battle for the Net: On July 12th the Internet Will Stand Together to Save Net Neutrality

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Battle for the Net: On July 12th the Internet Will Stand Together to Save Net Neutrality

In order to confront what they consider a frontal attack on the Internet by the Republican Party and the powerful telecommunications industry, defenders of net neutrality joined with some of the web’s most influential companies on Tuesday in announcing a new campaign and global day of action designed to defend rules enshrined by the Federal Communications Commission just two years ago.

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‘Decisive and Tremendous Win’ for Net Neutrality as DC Court Upholds Rules

Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
‘Decisive and Tremendous Win’ for Net Neutrality as DC Court Upholds Rules

That means the internet will remain a public service classified under Title II of the Communications Act—upholding the FCC’s power to ensure that all carriers, including mobile and broadband, treat all internet traffic equally.

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