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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  • The FCC Is About to Approve the AT&T-DIRECTV Deal

    Washington Post
    July 24, 2015

    Federal regulators are preparing to approve AT&T's $49 billion bid to purchase DirecTV, a mega deal that joins the country's largest satellite TV firm with the second-biggest provider of cellular service.

  • FCC Chairman Backs AT&T’s Merger with DIRECTV

    July 22, 2015

    AT&T's $49 billion merger with DIRECTV appears to be headed for regulatory approval, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated on Tuesday.

  • FCC Set to Approve AT&T’s Purchase of DIRECTV

    Los Angeles Times
    July 22, 2015

    The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve AT&T's purchase of satellite service DIRECTV, a $49-billion deal that would transform the phone giant into the nation's largest pay-television operator.

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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