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“The chairman’s defenders — the cable and phone companies themselves — would likely respond that the “slow” lanes would be pretty fast while the “fast” lanes could offer governments even more benefits. But don’t believe it. Our nation is already in the global slow lane.” — Slate.com
See the spinning wheel of death? September 10 is Internet slowdown day when sites across the web will display an alert with a symbolic “loading” symbol (the proverbial “spinning wheel of death”) and promote a call to action for users to push comments to the FCC, Congress, and the White House. Please help by contacting the FCC and your Congressional representatives to tell them to support Net Neutrality and an open Internet. None of us can live with an Internet slow lane and a fast lane.
Here’s some additional reading to get yourself up to speed. Please post and forward widely!
- Prepared Remarks of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler “The Facts and Future of Broadband Competition” September 4, 2014
- FCC’s Tom Wheeler Admits There Isn’t Really Broadband Competition
- What can we learn from 800,000 public comments on the FCC’s net neutrality plan?
- A (rather misleading) message from Comcast on net neutrality
- Comcast, Marxism, and Net neutrality: Twisted words, shameless hypocrisy
- Net neutrality opponents are taking a page out of their rivals’ grassroots playbook