Save Net Neutrality
  • Petitioning Tom Wheeler

This petition will be delivered to:

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Tom Wheeler

Save Net Neutrality

    1. Petition by

      Student Net Alliance

The open Internet is in peril - a federal appeals court just struck down Net Neutrality and sided with giant corporations like Verizon who want to control how we experience the Internet. Now, Internet service providers like Verizon can block content they disagree with or slow down access to websites who can't afford to pay what corporations can for higher speeds. But we can still stop this. 

The FCC has the power to protect Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service. Doing so will give them the power to reinstate the Net Neutrality protections taken away by Verizon. It's absolutely necessary that they do this because net neutrality is the basis for what has made the Internet a place where what you know is more valuable than whom you know.

Net Neutrality is incredibly important to the Student Net Alliance because it allows the free flow of ideas to shape our education. An open Internet provides one of the purest forms of democracy today, allowing students to access a limitless supply of information, for relatively low cost and with great ease. When those invaluable avenues for education and social interaction are threatened by entrenched corporations acting as gatekeepers in pursuit of profit, the Student Net Alliance (SNA) mobilizes students, educators, and alumni worldwide to defend the Internet as a tool for everyone to use with equal caliber.

We can't stand idly by while the Internet is sold to the highest bidder. Join us in asking the FCC to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. 

To:
Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Save Net Neutrality

Following the appeals court decision, the Federal Communications Commission has the power to stop Internet providers from selling bandwidth to the highest bidder. Reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service and preserve net neutrality before it's too late.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Democrats Introduce Bill To Restore Net Neutrality Rules

      "Under the Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014, the FCC could enforce net neutrality rules, which require telecom companies to treat all websites equally, until the agency comes up with a permanent solution to last month's Supreme Court ruling."

      Democrats Push Bill To Preserve Net Neutrality

      Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- A group of House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to restore federal net neutrality rules struck down by a federal appeals court last month.

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • ann pettibone NYC, NY
      • about 16 hours ago

      Citizens' control, not corporate control, of the Internet. Protect the People's Right to open and free information and communication.

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    • George Andricopulos LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 1 day ago

      I love freedom

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    • Gabriel Englehart BLUE SPRINGS, MO
      • 3 days ago

      By changing Net Neutrality in this way, the free and open Internet would essentilly be destroyed by the creation of an Internet "fast lane" favoring large businesses and throwing average citizens on the backburner.

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    • Mike Harvey CROWBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      The power of the internet is in its everyday users.

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    • Gail Reichle SLINGER, WI
      • 4 days ago

      I want to keep the internet open and neutral. Not sold to the highest bidder.

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