SaveTheInternet.com is launching Monday (more info below) and I would encourage
ISPs to sign on to the coalition -- especially since it's our networks that are
going to be the first folks discriminated against if network neutrality gets
completely dumped (Brand X being only the beginning). You can sign up here:
It takes about 60 seconds.
More info on the coalition:
SavetheInternet.com Coalition Statement of Principles
We believe that the Internet is a crucial engine for economic growth and
democratic discourse. We urge Congress to take steps now to preserve network
neutrality, a guiding principle of the Internet, and to ensure that the Internet
remains open to innovation and progress.
Network neutrality is the Internet’s First Amendment. Without it, the Internet
is at risk of losing the openness and accessibility that has revolutionized
democratic participation, economic innovation and free speech.
From its beginnings, the Internet was built on a cooperative, democratic ideal.
It has leveled the playing field for all comers. Everyday people can have their
voices heard by thousands, even millions of people. Network neutrality has
prevented gatekeepers from blocking or discriminating against new economic,
political and social ideas.
The major telecommunications legislation now under consideration in Congress
must include meaningful and enforceable network neutrality requirements to keep
the Internet free and open to all.
Here are some of the Web site’s features:
* Statement of Principles:
* The SavetheInternet.com Blog: http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/
Featuring regular updates and commentary on the state of the
campaign. The blog is also a tool for feedback and discussion from
activists and organizers.
* The Coalition Profile: http://www.savetheinternet.com/=coalition
Keeping tabs on our growing numbers
* F.A.Q.: http://www.savetheinternet.com/=faq
Untangling often complex issues of network neutrality
* Press: http://www.savetheinternet.com/=press
Gallery of Coalition press releases and coverage
* Action: http://action.freepress.net/campaign/savethenet
Petition to Congress
* Map: http://www.savetheinternet.com/=map
An interactive guide to tracking House Commerce Committee votes
and calling Representatives.
* Coalition Sign Up: *Tell other organizations to join the
Coalition at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=675152044966
At the moment we’re more than 40 organizations. We expect this number to
increase in size and scope before we officially “launch” the Coalition
during a Monday press event.
Policy Analyst * Project Coordinator * President
Free Press *** CUWiN *** Acorn Active Media
www.freepress.net * www.cuwireless.net * www.acornactivemedia.com
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