It's called the Association for Affordable Internet - and it's hoping to push for more affordable choice
Generous donors have announced they’ll provide matching funds if you contribute in the next 24 hours.
It’s been less than a week since the Fair Deal Coalition launched its Internet Voice tool, and already thousands of citizens across the globe are speaking out to share their vision of what a fair digital future should look like.
Fair Deal Coalition members have been active on the ground and online to challenge the closed-door nature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, and to sound the alarm about extreme Internet Censorship proposals being pushed for by old industry conglomerates.
This community has been taking strides toward more open and affordable Internet access worldwide – but big industry lobbyists are pushing to do things like meter (read: discourage) your Internet use, and charge you more for less. That's one reason it's so important that together, we keep using the Internet to save the Internet.
Article by Gerry Smith for the Huffington Post:
The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) discussions are underway – leaving citizens worldwide to question the motivations of some of the countries involved.
These discussions could lead to strict Internet governance, increased access costs and an erosion of human rights online. Send a message directly to your ITU delegates at www.ProtectInternetFreedom.net/Stand.
Article by Christine Dobby for Financial Post
This week, global governments are participating in closed-door discussions held through the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – an agency of the United Nations. Their goal is to update a telecommunications treaty – but certain repressive governments are planning to use this as an opportunity to drastically change citizens' Internet use.
Yesterday saw Syria's Internet and mobile communications 'shut off' from the outside world. If repressive regimes have their way at next week's ITU discussions, this restrictive governance of Internet use could be legitimized and applied to citizens worldwide.