Net Neutrality prevents Internet providers from speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination. Last year, more than a million concerned citizens wrote and called Congress opposing any bill that didn't protect Net Neutrality and thwarted a $175 million campaign by the phone and cable companies. Now for round two.
Though Congress was prevented from handing total control of the internet to the telecoms last year, legislation that explicitly protects net neutrality still has not been passed. In addition to your Senators and Representative, this online campaign targets the most active proponents and opponents of net neutrality as well as leaders of relevant committees and subcommittees. Email or call them today to let them know how strongly you support important legislation like the Snowe-Dorgan bill in the Senate and Ed Markey's similar proposal in the House.
The Internet is our most democratic medium. It has grown exponentially, fueled innovation and altered how we communicate. Network neutrality is the guiding principle that has allowed for these advancements.
Now, for-profit interests want to violate the principle of network neutrality in order to increase their own profit margins. They must not be allowed to destroy the free and open culture of the web.
I strongly urge you and your colleagues in Congress to support robust netneutrality legislation that prohibits network operators from blocking,impeding or interfering with any lawful Internet traffic orprioritizing any content or services. I believe recent proposals by Snowe, Dorgan, and Markey are excellent examples of this and hope you give them your consideration.