The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently working on sweeping new national broadband legislation that could give substantial Internet access and control to large communications corporations.
Corporations like Sony Pictures, Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and Cox want to keep prices high and speeds slow, limit access to content, and stifle innovations and market choice. Their lobbyists are hard at work in Washington right now, trying to control, slow, or stop our Internet access because it competes with their services and/or because they see a way to make even more money.
You know these players. If you’re reading this post, you’re an Internet user and you’ve already had dealings — most likely unpleasant — with one or more of these companies or others just like them.
You can tell the FCC how you feel, and it’s urgent that we all do so. Freepress.net has posted a simple form for just this purpose. Use their form letter, edit it, or write your own. Don’t be put off by the high traffic; keep trying until you make your voice heard. You have until July 8 to comment.
Power to the people, baby!