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Motherboard: Are the scales tilting in favor of net neutrality?

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:45 -- Eva Prkachin

After a few dark weeks of inaction from U.S. politicians, we're finally seeing some action towards preventing the Internet slow lane and saving net neutrality. If you haven't already, make sure to give them a bit of extra incentive to act at

Article by Sam Gustin for Motherboard

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given the Federal Communications Commission a much-needed political boost as the agency decides whether to move toward a more robust Open Internet policy favored by many net neutrality advocates.

In a letter to David Segal, the executive director of Demand Progress, a liberal advocacy group, Reid wrote that he has "strongly and publicly supported net neutrality" since 2006. Reid was responding to a letter that Segal's group sent the lawmaker, along with several other organizations including CREDO, Daily Kos, and the Free Press Action Fund.

The groups asked Reid to support their efforts to convince the FCC to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Communications Act, a move that would give the agency greater authority to ensure that broadband providers don't block or discriminate against online services—two principles that are at the heart of net neutrality.

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