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don't gut Network Neutrality!

A call for action from MoveOn.org:

Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an Ipod? These activities will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law that gives giant corporations more control over the Internet.

Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. Amazon.com doesn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work most effectively on your computer.

Politicians don't think we are paying attention to this issue. Many of them take campaign checks from big telecom companies and are on the verge of selling out to people like AT&T's CEO, who openly says, "The internet can't be free."

The free and open Internet is under seige--can you sign this petition letting your member of Congress know you support preserving Network Neutrality?

Click here to sign the petition.

A list of all the ways you might be affected by Net Neutrality is located here.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 21st, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this!
Apr. 22nd, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
I _had_ to spread the word.
Apr. 22nd, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
I SAW YOU TONIGHT, man! And I was going to run out of Borders and catch you, but then I worried about the purse and Mac and wallet and cell and and and ...well, I feared their loss, and you were walking SO QUICKLY in the direction of Liberty! Anyway, Hi!, and, We almost had a New Hamshire moment!
Apr. 22nd, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
Oh! I should have looked around for friendly faces before hustling off.

A New Hampshire moment is a wondrous thing. Hope your evening was grand!
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