What Does Net Neutrality Mean to You? Tell the FCC by Tomorrow

Phil Chavanne is a small-business owner from Clearwater, Fla., and he just told the Federal Communications Commission that his business won't survive without Net Neutrality. Marsha Moore from Houston, Texas, told the FCC she’s a disabled senior citizen who depends on the Internet for access to information.

Phil and Marsha are among the thousands of people who are writing the FCC, which is weighing a decision that could hand over control of the Internet to big companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

Please join Phil and Marsha and write to the FCC, too. The commissioners need to hear from you — in your own words — about why Net Neutrality is so crucial. And they need to hear from you now. The deadline for comments is Thursday, July 15: That’s tomorrow.

Here's part of what Phil wrote:

    An open Internet means that I can publish and share content online in real time with friends, partners, business associates, peers, and... it also means the possibility to communicate at a low cost with other businesses and end-users, to offer them my services and buy services from them. In very plain terms, it is SURVIVAL for my business.

What does an open Internet mean to you? Tell the FCC your own story about Net Neutrality. Go here now to submit it — before the comment period ends tomorrow.

The agency is deciding whether to reassert its authority to protect broadband access from phone and cable companies, which want to be able to block access to online information and prioritize their own content and services over their competitors'.

AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have spent more than $50 million in 2010 on lawyers and lobbyists to undermine the FCC's ability to protect Internet users like us.

We need to tell the FCC to "reclassify" broadband and protect the open Internet for good. Our online future rests on the FCC putting the public interest before phone and cable company profits.

Please take a few minutes and use this easy tool to tell the FCC — in your own words — why the Internet is important to you, and why we need Net Neutrality now.

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