FCC, don’t sell out the Internet

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!

4 thoughts on “FCC, don’t sell out the Internet

  1. This scares the hell out of me.
    I guess the situation was inevitable but God . . .
    Frickin’ politicians and the government can’t leave anything alone, can they?
    I will be visiting the site and doing some research as well.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Thanks for your interest. I’ll be keeping on it too until that link gets fixed or I find another one. I haven’t been able to get my two cents’ worth in yet and I still believe that if enough people speak up, we can make ourselves heard. Of course, money talks even louder, doesn’t it? 🙁

    P.S. The link seems to be working again.

  2. Hey 30!
    Wow, talk about being on the same wave length. These bastids won’t quit til we’re all one big homogenized pancake, will they? Criminy. Listen, I’m linking this post to mine – hope that’s okay with you?

    Thanks for the heads up – I sent my letter off to the FCC.

    A link would be great, thanks! The more people who hear about this, the better. I can’t think of anyone who won’t be adversely affected in some way if the big corporations get any more control over the Internet.

... and that's my two cents