Sign the Petition to stand up for #NetNeutrality

Sign the Petition to stand up for #NetNeutrality

We are extremely concerned about Ajit Pai’s plans to destroy Net Neutrality. The FCC will vote on Pai's plan on Dec. 14 and besides signing this petition, we need to throw everything we've got at this fight in the next three weeks. We’ve been working with our coalition partners on this project for the last 3or 4 years and we’re proud to support these protests across the country, support the mobilization of thousands of calls to Washington and this big rally outside the FCC on Dec. 14.

As an organization that supports libraries, 1st amendment ...

We are extremely concerned about Ajit Pai’s plans to destroy Net Neutrality. The FCC will vote on Pai's plan on Dec. 14 and besides signing this petition, we need to throw everything we've got at this fight in the next three weeks. We’ve been working with our coalition partners on this project for the last 3or 4 years and we’re proud to support these protests across the country, support the mobilization of thousands of calls to Washington and this big rally outside the FCC on Dec. 14.

As an organization that supports libraries, 1st amendment rights, and right of our citizens to free and equal access to information, we are very concerned that the FCC plan will:

  • End Title II protections and erase the three Net Neutrality rules passed at the FCC in 2015 and upheld in court last year.
  • Legalize internet blocking and discrimination by Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, no questions asked.
  • Permit throttling back the speeds of different kinds of websites and apps.
  • Encourage paid prioritization — sticking most sites and apps in the slow lane and reserving the fast lane for the few wealthy companies that can afford special treatment.
  • That the added cost for internet subscribers to access information could cost libraries (as organizations that are internet subscribers) millions of dollars in added taxes to provide open access to the Internet.
  • We are concerned that major media conglomerates will censor political speech or stop competition to their old cable-TV and telephone businesses.

It’s been shown time and again that Title II of the Communications Act is the best and only foundation for Net Neutrality rules we have right now. And it gives the FCC the authority to enforce other important rules about broadband affordability, privacy and competition. Title II works, plain and simple.

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Sign the Petition to Support Net Neutrality

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