Stand Strong, Commissioner Clyburn! / Net Neutrality – Save the Internet (2 Vids A Must See!)

On December 21st, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on network neutrality provisions – the Internet’s Bill of Rights. The outcome of this decision will determine whether the Internet is turned over to big companies or remains protected and in the hands of users.  The vote of the FCC’s first black female Commissioner could make the difference.

April 7, 2010
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Recently, we heard rumors that we will not be able to access popular websites like MySpace and Facebook. We also heard that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were blocking certain websites, a serious affront to our First Amendment freedoms. I know what you’re thinking: there is no way this could happen in America. Guess what? We discovered that it’s already happening! We learned that the only way we can stop big corporations and ISPs from curtailing our Internet freedoms is if we have something called Net Neutrality. So we had to find out: what is Net Neutrality, and is the Internet as we know it about to change?
Webster’s New Millennium dictionary defines Net Neutrality as: “The principle that basic Internet protocols should be non-discriminatory, esp. that content providers should get equal treatment from Internet operators.” What would it be like without Net Neutrality? Without Net Neutrality you might not be able to go to some of your favorite websites, and you may have to pay more for music or movie downloads. There would also be censored speech and content, and you may be denied the services you want because your ISP has made a deal with someone else. For example, if you wanted to buy something from eBay using PayPal, but your ISP joined forces with a different online payment company, it would mean that you wouldn’t be able to use PayPal unless you incurred an additional service charge.
So Net Neutrality means no discrimination, no favouring one website over another, and no paying a lot of money to get ahead of someone else? Great! Bring on Net Neutrality! What’s the problem?

Learn More: Moyers on America – The Net @ Risk…

How Internet Infrastructure Works…


Take Action: Save the Internet…

Call Your Representative…


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