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Only hours until a crucial deadline on the future of the open Internet. Join us now.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:41 -- Eva Prkachin

September 15th marks a crucial deadline for input to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Big Telecom’s proposed Internet slowdown plan. And we need your help before the final cutoff for input tonight.

We’ve been working around the clock to keep up with the momentum that’s built for the open Internet, and need your help to keep going. If you haven’t already signed on to the global call for net neutrality, then please do so now. Or, if you’re already part of the campaign, then please spread the word via social media. Click our special share links below:

Stop the Slow Lane - Let’s bring this campaign to a crescendo!

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:06 -- David Christopher

The last week has been remarkable. Our small team here at OpenMedia have been working flat out to amplify your voices against Big Telecom’s Internet slow lane plan. Over 150,000 of you have spoken out on OpenMedia’s platform alone - joining a global movement 5 million strong.

We’re so thankful for your support and for everything you do. But we need your help one last time. Monday is the final deadline for an FCC consultation that could set a global standard for how deep-pocketed telecom conglomerates can slow or block your favourite websites. We need to bring this campaign to a crescendo, and maximize our impact in the crucial final hours. Please help right now by signing up for our Thunderclap before noon on Monday.

The New Yorker: Some times, you just gotta slow the Internet down

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:17 -- Eva Prkachin

The Internet Slowdown day made huge waves this week. Here's a great recap of what went down. Now, make sure to help us drive our campaign against the Internet slow lane home: go to https://BigTelecomVsTheWorld.org right now, sign on, and share widely.

Article by Vauhini Vara for the New Yorker

Visitors to Kickstarter are usually greeted with a Web page listing the projects that they can help to fund—a sous-vide immersion circulator connected to WiFi, a book of photos of Muhammad Ali. But, if you went to the site on Wednesday, you would have been presented instead with a full-screen message. “Stop Internet Slow Lanes,” it began. Under those words was an icon resembling the spinning wheel of death—that cursor on Mac computers that looks a bit like a stylized sun and turns around and around when something is taking a long time to load. Kickstarter, along with Netflix, Etsy, Tumblr, Reddit, and thousands of other sites, was engaged in an act of protest known as Internet Slowdown Day.

Beta Boston: FCC comment system goes down as millions speaking out against Internet slow lanes

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:27 -- David Christopher

We did it again, folks! So many people are speaking out against Internet slow lanes that we crashed the FCC’s comment system! Monday is crucial - the final deadline to speak out against Internet Slow Lanes. Let’s bring this incredible campaign to a crescendo by joining our Thunderclap at http://thndr.it/1tOaTFN

Article by Nidhi Subbaraman for Beta Boston

One day after major tech companies like Kickstarter, Netflix, Reddit, and others, staged a Web-wide protest against a proposed move to give telecom providers “fast lanes,” the number of people writing in about the “open Internet” and net neutrality has overwhelmed the comment receivers at the Federal Communications Commission.

Honestly, this could be historic

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:17 -- Eva Prkachin

You just joined over 120,000 people from nearly 180 countries to join OpenMedia’s Big Telecom vs. the World action in just over one day. That’s amazing!

Now, the Internet is about to unleash a historic firestorm.

Today is the Internet Slowdown Day of Action, which may be the largest day of action for the open Internet the world has ever seen.

TechVibes: Internet Slowdown Day is taking off

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:53 -- Eva Prkachin

The spinning wheel of death is adorning hundreds of websites today to show netizens what will happen if Big Telecom is allowed to build Internet Slow Lanes. Have you spoken out yet in favour of #NetNeutrality? Don't miss your chance: http://StopTheSlowdown.net?src=fba

Article by TechVibes

Canadian digital rights group OpenMedia.ca has joined Netflix, reddit, Vimeo, and a huge international coalition to support Internet Slowdown Day today.

OpenMedia campaigners drop and give you 20 for net neutrality

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:05 -- Eva Prkachin

Yesterday, we launched our global campaign to save Net Neutrality. In under 24 hours, we've already had an incredible 120,000 people sign on to our Big Telecom -vs- The World action, thanks in no small part to your help spreading the word on social media.

Your efforts are making a huge difference, so we wanted you to see this first - it’s the latest in our series of Internet Insider videos aimed at giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our campaigns.

A call out to Internet users, websites, artists, organizations and everyone else to join the day of action and stop the Internet slowdown

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:40 -- Steve Anderson

As you may have heard, Big Telecom conglomerates want to slow down your Internet and make online services more expensive. But so far, "Net Neutrality" rules in several countries have banned their interference.The U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and the Netherlands are among those countries that have passed rules to prevent telecom giants from selectively slowing down web services or making them more expensive.

ICYMI: Save the Internet, Save the World: The Defining Battle for Net Neutrality

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28 -- Eva Prkachin

Guest blog by OpenMedia community member Cynthia Khoo

The world needs a hero, and that hero is you.

Our worldwide web is currently dangling above an alligator-filled moat, tied to the train tracks, strapped to a live bomb (tick-tock), and rapidly headed towards gory destruction at the end of a Comcast/Bell/ [insert-your-country's-biggest-telco-name-here]-branded conveyor belt. Time of death: 12:00am. Cause of death: Big Telecom, aggressive lobbying, money and power imbalances, and a misguided FCC net neutrality decision that ignores over 1.1 million comments and counting from everyday Internet users like you.

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