Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FW: At 11am net neutrality died

All of you need to see this.

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:13:45 +0000
Subject: At 11am net neutrality died

Dear Fight for the Future Member.

Bad news. Around 11am yesterday morning, the Internet fundamentally changed.

3 Federal judges just sided with Verizon and struck down net neutrality in a court ruling. Basically, because the FCC made some mistakes a few years ago when it implemented it's Open Internet Order, these judges are now saying that your ISP has the right to throttle, censor, and block Internet content however they choose -- and there's no one that can stop them.

At this very moment big monopolies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T are rubbing their hands together like Mr. Burns on the Simpsons and planning their next moves. The Internet tomorrow could look like this: more fees for app developers, blocked content, websites that don't pay up load super slowly while corporate sites become blazing fast.

If that's not the Internet you want to see, we need you to join us in fighting this. The FCC could fix this problem easily by reading the law correctly and correcting some of their past mistakes, but they need to hear from Internet users to make this a priority.

We deserve an Internet that's open, affordable, and accessible. We need an Internet that allows us to communicate, express ourselves, organize dissent, and share information. The FCC's job is supposed to be protecting those basic rights. But like any government agency, they'll only do it if we make them.

Thanks for all that you do. We'll keep you posted as this story develops.

Tiffiniy and Evan
Fight for the Future

P.S. This isn't the end -- it's the beginning. 2014 will be the year that we define the future of the Internet. We're ready to fight but we need help. Want to support us? Donate $20 (or more) today!



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