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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  • Congress Needs to Stick to the Facts on Net Neutrality

    March 17, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Congress will convene the first of five hearings on the FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, “FCC Process: Examining the Relationship Between the FCC and the White House,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
  • Airplane to Soar over Austin with Message to Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Don't Be an Enemy of the Internet'

    March 13, 2015

    AUSTIN — On Friday and Saturday, Net Neutrality advocates Demand Progress, Fight for the Future and the Free Press Action Fund will fly an airplane towing a 1,500-square-foot banner over Austin, Texas. The banner will celebrate the recent FCC vote to protect Net Neutrality while calling out Sen. Ted Cruz for his opposition to the open Internet.

    The banner reads “Don't Be an Enemy of the Internet Sen. Ted Cruz.” It will fly over the state capital on March 13–14 from 4:30–7:30 p.m.

  • FCC Releases Net Neutrality Rules to Protect Internet Users, Stop Blocking and Discrimination Online

    March 12, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, the FCC released the rules and the text of the Open Internet Order it voted to approve on Feb. 26. The document provides the complete details on the agency's plan to reclassify broadband access under Title II of the Communications Act — the step needed to provide real Net Neutrality protections for Internet users, promote competition, access, and choice, and stop any phone and cable company plans to block, throttle and discriminate against online content.
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News from Around the Web

  • FCC Chief Slams Broadband Giants, Says Net Neutrality Will Win in Court

    Motherboard
    March 27, 2015

    The Federal Communications Commission’s landmark Net Neutrality rules will survive a fierce legal onslaught from the broadband industry, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler predicted on Friday, in his strongest defense of the new policy since two lawsuits were filed earlier this week.

  • Cable Companies Won't Let Cord Cutters Go Without a Fight

    Huffington Post
    March 26, 2015

    Your options for how to watch TV continue to grow, but cable companies could make you pay dearly if you want to “cut the cord.”

  • FCC Sued Over Net Neutrality Rules

    USA Today
    March 24, 2015

    A telecom trade group and a Texas-based broadband provider have sued the Federal Communications Commission, charging that it exceeded its authority in establishing Net Neutrality 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