Nov 22, 2017

BREAKING | Evan at FFTF Newsletter | Nov 21, 2017 | The FCC just released its plan to kill net neutrality | Blogger: 👎 Federal regulators have unveiled a plan to overturn ‘net neutrality’ rules adopted by the Obama administration, giving Internet service provides broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use 👎 Do you really think, that's not being inherited into EU and other country's' borders, you're sadly mistaken | Washington Post: FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use | Politico: FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules | RT: How the FCC’s reversal of net neutrality may affect you |

FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules



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Verizon-lawyer-turned-FCC-chairman Ajit Pai just released the final text of his plan to kill net neutrality, and it’s just as terrible as we thought it would be. [1]

Enough is enough. It’s time to protest and expose this corruption. Congress can still stop the FCC, but they’ll only act if there’s a massive public outcry right now.

Internet users are planning protests at Verizon stores across the country on December 7 to demand that Congress stop the FCC. Will you join us?

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Based on the latest reports, Ajit Pai isn’t even pretending to be working in the public interest.

The order he’s crafted (with plenty of help from Verizon’s lobbyists) takes a sledgehammer to our Internet freedom by ensuring that there is no agency with actual authority over ISPs to enforce net neutrality protections.

Then it finishes the job by striking down the three core rules of net neutrality and will explicitly allow Internet Service Providers like Verizon and AT&T to: [2]
Censor and block websites
Charge extra fees to access online content, apps, and services
Throttle and slow down your Internet connection

Here’s the good news: there are key lawmakers who are on the fence and considering whether to step in and force the FCC to slow down.

That’s why there are going to be nationwide protests at Verizon stores: to shine a light on the corruption and demand that lawmakers take action to stop it. We need you there. Click here to find a protest near you!

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This is not the first time this has happened. Congress has stepped in in the past when the FCC was off the rails and stopped votes from happening. They have real power to do something about this.

Organizing protests at retail stores during a busy shopping season is a great way to generate local media attention, which puts strategic pressure on lawmakers in their own backyards.

Plus, enough is enough, and it’s time for us to put our outrage to constructive use.

Click here to find a protest near you, or sign up to host one!

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More soon,

-Evan at Fight for the Future

P.S. Can’t make it to a protest? Chip in to help us cover the cost of printing banners and signs!


Footnotes:

[1] Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/21/the-fcc-has-unveiled-its-plan-to-rollback-its-net-neutrality-rules/

[2] Politico: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/20/net-neutrality-repeal-fcc-251824