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Ars Technica: AT&T throws a hissy fit over municipal fiber

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:24 -- Eva Prkachin

Yet again, Big Telecom is trying to get in the way of communities that want to build their own high-speed Internet. That makes me hopping mad, how about you?

Article by Jon Brodkin for ArsTechnica

A city in Kansas that plans to expand a fiber broadband network to serve all residents and businesses has to explain itself to local DSL provider AT&T.

A new tool to fight Big Telecom's slowdown of your favorite online services

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:33 -- David Christopher

The battle against Big Telecom’s Internet Slow Lane plan is really heating up - and it’s never been more important to speak out. Decision-makers are on the verge of making new rules that will either open the door to Internet slow lanes, or preserve the free and open Internet for future generations.

Use our straightforward Letter to the Editor tool right now to make sure your voice is heard at this crucial time ->>

A lot is at stake. If the telecom giants get their way, the Internet as we know it would change forever: Big Telecom giants like Comcast and Verizon are pushing for new rules that would make your Internet more expensive, while slowing every website that can’t pay expensive new prioritisation fees to a crawl.

TechCrunch: What cell phones have to teach us about Net Neutrality

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:23 -- Eva Prkachin

Wondering what the world might look like if Big Telecom builds Internet slow lanes? Look no further than the recent history of SMS

Article by Jeff Lawson

People have wondered how an Internet without net neutrality would work. Net neutrality is more than just a debate, it’s not a hypothetical, and it’s real and alive today with SMS.

The Verge: Guy who profited off of net neutrality wants to destroy it

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 15:30 -- Eva Prkachin

Apparently, already being a billionaire isn't enough

Article by Ben Popper for The Verge

Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with The Washington Post yesterday, Cuban said that he was in favor of creating "fast lanes" on the internet that would ensure the quality of certain services. He’s a man who has always had plenty of opinions, and he’s certainly entitled to them, but in this case, it’s worth pointing out what a hypocrite he sounds like, pushing a position that would have been a death blow to the very startup that made him so rich in the first place.

Washington Post: 7 Colorado communities to Big Telecom: It's cool, we got this

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:38 -- Eva Prkachin

Big Telecom have been doing their darndest to prevent communities from building their own super high-speed Internet services, but you just can't stop grassroots Internet users.

Article by Nancy Scola for the Washington Post

Voters in seven cities and counties in Colorado voted Tuesday to free their local governments to offer Internet service.

Is the FCC about to betray 5+ million people?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:24 -- Josh Tabish

We’ve just learned that U.S. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is considering a plan that could fall far short of what 5+ million of you have spoken out for: strong, enforceable rules that ban slow lanes on the Internet.1

With an official plan coming from the FCC as early as November 20th, we must act fast to prepare our next steps. We’ve got a rapid-response campaign in the works, but we will need help to make it as loud as possible.

What happens in the U.S. will be seen as an example for other countries worldwide. It’s crucial that we win this fight--if not, Internet slow lanes could quickly expand across the globe.

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