Saving the Internet

The open Internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate.

But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online.

All too often, people in power are making decisions behind closed doors about how the Internet should operate.

The result: policies that could close down the open Internet and threaten our freedom to connect and communicate.

It’s time for us to reclaim the Internet. We must declare our Internet freedom.

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  • Net Neutrality and Nonprofits

    NTEN
    April 18, 2015

    By now, you’ve likely heard the term “Net Neutrality.” What you may not know is that, without it, nonprofits would find it nearly impossible to fulfill their missions.

    Whether your organization provides direct services to those needing them most or organizes to achieve social and political justice, every aspect of your work — from fundraising to volunteer recruitment and beyond — relies on the open Internet.

  • The Republican Party Introduced Yet Another Measure to Kill Net Neutrality

    Motherboard
    April 15, 2015

    If anyone thinks the Republicans will roll over and concede defeat in the battle over Net Neutrality, they're dead wrong.

  • Net Neutrality Rules Formally Published; First Legal Challenge Filed

    Los Angeles Times
    April 13, 2015

    Tough new Net Neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register on Monday, triggering an effective date of June 12 and the first formal legal challenge to the controversial online traffic rules.

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  • Broadband

    Access to high-speed Internet service — also known as broadband — is a basic public necessity, just like water or electricity.

    Yet despite its importance, broadband access in the United States is far from universal. Millions of Americans still stand on the wrong side of the "digital divide," unable to tap into the political, economic and social resources of the Internet.

  • Cable

    Two decades ago, something unusual happened.

    Consumers were irate about their cable bills, which were increasing at nearly three times the rate of inflation. And Congress actually did something — adopting in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion the 1992 Cable Act. The law resulted in lower cable bills, saving consumers $3 billion in just over a year’s time.

  • Cybersecurity

    Our right to private communications is a cornerstone of American democracy. But with heightened awareness in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, technological advances have continued allowing the government to expand its reach into our private lives via electronic surveillance and data-mining programs. New laws and policies introduced in the last decade have eroded our civil liberties online.

    Congress has a poor track record when it comes to cybersecurity legislation. The bills introduced so far give the government way too much power to intrude on our privacy online.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good