internet freedom

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Petition to FCC , AT&T, Verizon, Comcast

Better Faster Internet For Rural America

Rural America has been left in the dark when it comes to internet access, yes there is the option of satellite internet offered by Hughes Net and Exede etc. but it is strictly limited in various ways from data caps to internet speeds and etc. But when it comes to online gaming and live streaming and using video streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube you have to pay outrageous amounts to get the speed you need for them services and still they may not hold up to expectations due to lack of a steady connection to the internet because with satellite there are a range of signal interference's from cloudy weather to trees and etc. you simply can not have a steady reliable connection to the internet. Yes it may work for some people but for the people who use the internet a lot for work and play it just won't cut it so I would like one of the cable companies or the FCC to please figure out away to bring steady reliable internet services to the millions of Americans living in rural areas. Also the price of fast reliable internet in a city ranges from $80 to $120 depending on the provider and for unsteady unreliable satellite internet in rural America for the same speed and large data caps range from $150 to over $200 depending on the provider, this is outrageous and unacceptable especially for internet that isn't that reliable. So if you live in rural America or want to assist in this movement simply sign this petition and let them know we demand better faster more reliable internet services in these areas of the country.

Daniel Brown
47 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Riverwalk HOA, CIA Services, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast

Verizon, Comcast or AT&T to provide Internet Service in Porter, Kingwood, New Caney Texas

Riverwalk community and other neighborhoods in the towns of Porter, Kingwood and New Caney, Texas are supplied by Suddenlink (a unit of Altice USA) and Centurylink as the internet providers.  Centurylink at best provides a 10 MBPS connection, with no upcoming plans to extend their "fiber" service to our communities, and is also fraught with customer service issues.  Suddenlink is thus, the only high-speed internet provider in our communities.  Suddenlink provides upto a 1 GBPS service, but numerous residents have experienced fluctuating internet speeds, extremely poor customer service, billing discrepancies, and several other issues.  Given that Suddenlink is the only choice for high-speed internet in our communities, there seems to be no urgency on the part of Suddenlink to expedite issue resolution and provide services that people are paying for.  In several cases, people have found that Suddenlink is "throttling" speeds or using rate limiting devices to lower speeds even on customers paying for 1 GBPS service with unlimited data use plans. Furthermore, with the recent legal wins against Spectrum and Charter communications, who were caught in similar acts with their customers, Suddenlink quickly shifted to change its legal contracts and terms/conditions documents in the last year to enforce an 'arbitration' clause on customers, preventing them to organize in a class action.   It is 2019.  We the residents should not be limited to 1 high-speed internet service provider, when numerous parts of the country have been enjoying high speed FIOS service from Verizon, Comcast's Xfinity, and AT&T fiber.  Whereas rest of the country pays on average $50-$70/month for a 1GBPS service, Suddenlink customers face $100+/month for this service.  Despite paying high fees, the speeds do not reach even close to 1gbps and many residents see fluctuating internet speeds of 0.2 mbps to 50 mbps at best. We are asking Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to consider investment to provide internet services in the Riverwalk and neighboring communities.  Those who are signing this petition are showing strong interest in agreeing to a long-term commitment with the company that agrees to provide a high-speed service in our communities.  We are also asking our HOA and CIA Services to consider reaching out to Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to engage them in discussions, that can result in a contract for internet services, that our residents will favor very much.

Amit Gupta
272 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to The Government, we all can!

Stop article 13!

ProblemImportance and new goalsThe plenary’s rejection of the draft law is by no means the end of the story. Rather, it is being discussed throughout the Parliament. It is up to the plenary to decide whether amendments should be made to the draft directive. In September, another vote will finally take place - until then we will observe the situation actively and will not stop.In addition to this, Julia Reda, MEP (Pirates/Greens EFA) has called for the “SaveTheInternet Action Day” on August, 26 as a result of this first stage victory. This is intended to send a clear, Europe-wide message from both critics and activists against the copyright law reform and in favour of freedom of information. Comments by criticsIssues such as the potentially EU-wide ancillary copyright law and content recognition technologies - commonly known as “upload filters” - are still unresolved. We therefore call for those involved in the drafting and revising of such laws to deal better with the content and consequences of the digital aspect.In September, we also hope to have the support of MEPs in plenary, who on July the 5th - as in previous occasions - expressed their opposition to the still outstanding proposals. Our demandsUsers, strengthen yourselves!Make a stand for the preservation of the free internet and freedom of information! Sign our petition and let the Members of the European Parliament know what decision the citizens would make!Dear Members of Parliament: Stay well informed! Recognize the consequences the proposed drafts would have for the private user as well as for the economy. Continue to decide against directives similar to Article 11 and 13 or which restrict freedom of information in any other way.#savetheinternet #saveourinternet #fckart13SolutionConvince your friends!Use your social networks! Talk to the people in your personal environment. Contact five persons directly with a call to action and to sign the petition. This way, everyone can contribute a lot.We need to mobilize as many people as possible!

BAN Article 13
3,123 supporters