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Ars Technica: Two FCC commissioners just changed the whole game

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:04 -- Eva Prkachin

You spoke out in record numbers to stop Big Telecom's slow lane plan. Now, that pressure is having a powerful effect, as FCC commissioners move to ban slow lanes and enshrine wireless net neutrality. Good job! Now read on.

Article by Jon Brodkin for Ars Technica

FCC commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn yesterday called for stronger network neutrality rules than the ones fellow Democrat and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has thus far supported.

OpenMedia takes your voices to the FCC in Sacramento

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:45 -- Eva Prkachin

OpenMedia partnered with Big Telecom -vs- The World allies at RootsAction, Credo, and DailyKos today to deliver over 400,000 petition signatures and comments against the Internet slow lane to decision-makers. This would never have happened without our community’s relentless pressure and generous support.

The petition delivery took place in Sacramento, California, at an official forum organized by Congresswoman Doris Matsui, known for her outspoken defense of Net Neutrality. Rep. Matsui’s forum was attended by FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel.

Big Telecom releases its army of lobbyists

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:45 -- Chris Malmo

Important news from Washington, D.C.: OpenMedia has learned that Big Telecom lobbyists are “sweeping the halls of Congress”, intimidating elected representatives into supporting their Internet Slow Lane plan.

As our expert contact Marvin Ammori hilariously writes, “It's the part of the saga when the Jedi are slaughtered, when Walder Frey massacres the Starks, when the Ministry of Magic falls and the Weasley children die, when the Red Coats round up innocents and burn their homes and take their children. That kind of thing. Just masses and masses of enemies on the move and destroying everything in their path.”

Despite his allusions to some of our favourite stories, this threat is very real and very serious.

Slate: President Obama needs to lead on Net Neutrality

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:57 -- Eva Prkachin

The FCC received 3 million comments about the Internet Slow Lane. Here's why they need 3 million and one.

Article by Marvin Ammori for Slate

The FCC has received more than 3 million comments on Commissioner Tom Wheeler’s controversial plan to rethink net neutrality. If the last couple of million comments are anything like the first 1.1 million, 99 percent of commenters were strongly in favor of protecting net neutrality. They include startups, small businesses, artists, and small- and medium-size broadband providers, among many others.

Fight for the Future: The FCC won't be able to ignore this

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:35 -- Eva Prkachin

Our friends at Fight for the Future parked a huge truck with a video billboard on top to fight the Internet slow lane. Check it out, and don't forget to speak out for Net Neutrality at https://BigTelecomVsTheWorld.org

Article by Fight for the Future

This just in! We’ve teamed up with our friends at domain registrar Namecheap to bring the overwhelming public outcry for real net neutrality protections directly to the agency’s doorstep.

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:

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.

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.

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