If our lawmakers don’t already know, they’re going to hear it loud and clear on Monday: organizations working with people of color, poor communities and other marginalized groups, are raising their voices for rules that will defend an open Internet--to ensure the Internet remains a level playing field--where every voice and idea has a chance.
Across the country, community media projects have been sprouting out of a dying traditional media system that has often failed to deliver what the public really wants: local news and information. Now, more than ever before, citizens are taking the media back, using this time of media chaos to forge ahead with news projects that serve their interests—regardless of whether they graduated from J-school or not.
When it comes to getting everyone connected to an open, affordable and fast Internet, the big phone and cable companies have a new motto: "Just Say No."
When the Obama administration called for a stimulus plan that included billions in grants to reach parts of the country that were struggling to get connected, the companies said "no" -- refusing to apply for money to close the broadband gap.
If you’re running a successful business today, chances are that you have a Web presence, or rely daily on the Internet. If you’re looking to launch a startup or finally dive into the creative idea you’ve been sitting on since college, you’ll need the Internet.
The power of the open Internet was on full display Monday as President Obama responded to questions from the public in a followup to last week's State of the Union address. And appropriately, one of the questions was about the president's support for the open Internet itself.
This is the sixth and final post in a series of posts by Chris Riley, Free Press Policy Counsel, to summarize the primary policy recommendations made in recent comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission in its open Internet proceeding. Today’s topic: why open Internet rules are in the public interest.