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.

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  • FCC's Mignon Clyburn Takes Net Neutrality to Skid Row

    May 24, 2017

    Tents lined a sidewalk on Los Angeles’ Skid Row in front of a small meeting hall where FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn spoke earlier this month to a group of community activists, a number of them homeless.

  • Net Neutrality Debate: Businesses Favor Rules Despite FCC Chairman Pai's Claims

    International Business Times
    May 24, 2017

    The Federal Communications Commission voted last week along party lines to move forward with Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back current Net Neutrality protections. Despite the claims of the agency head, many businesses would rather keep the current rules in place.

  • Net Neutrality's Not Dead Yet: What's Next, and How You Can Help

    DSL Reports
    May 22, 2017

    The FCC voted to begin dismantling Net Neutrality protections, but the rules aren't dead yet. Approving the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking only begins the process of trying to roll back the rules. But Ajit Pai and Net Neutrality opponents still have their work cut out for them.

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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