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Video: OpenMedia represents citizen voices in a live Google Hangout on the FCC’s Internet Slow Lane plan

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:20 -- Josh Tabish

Last week, we let you know that our own Campaigns Coordinator, Josh Tabish, would be appearing in a Live Google Hangout organized by Net2 Northern Michigan, to talk about the FCC’s proposed rules to establish slow lanes on the Internet, alongside panelists from other Net2 chapters around North America.

Well, lo and behold, the discussion took place last Saturday, and brought together a variety of perspectives on the impacts the FCC’s proposed rules would have on the open Internet! Today we’re happy to share the YouTube recording of the discussion with our community, and show how your OpenMedia team is actively representing your perspectives in the fight for Internet freedom.

Be sure to check out the video below, and let us know if you have any questions in the comments section at the bottom of the page – we’d be more than happy to answer them! We’d also like to thank Dendra J. Best, Eric Carey and Eli van der Giessen for organizing the chat, as well as Kevin Lo and Brian Deyo for bringing their perspectives and insight to the discussion.

In the meantime, the fight against the Internet slow lane continues. Members of the public have until September 10th to comment on the FCC’s proposed slow lane rules, and we need to rally as many people as possible to speak out. We have to keep the pressure up and refuse to let decision-makers force us into an Internet slow lane – or the Internet we’ve all come to love will begin to look a lot different.