There is a bill before Congress (being voted on next week) that threatens the ability of average users to access and post content on the internet. Everything we do online will be hurt if this law passes, giving the telecommunications companies more control over the flow of traffic on the Internet.
Providers like AT&T are lobbying hard to gut Network Neutrality — the key to Internet freedom. Right now, the big providers can’t choose which websites open most easily. If they get their way, they can start doing just that.
If Net Neutrality is gutted, many sites — including Google, eBay, and iTunes — would either have to pay “protection money” or risk having their websites process more slowly on your computer. That’s why these high-tech pioneers, plus diverse groups ranging from MoveOn to Gun Owners of America, are opposing the effort to gut Internet freedom.
You can do your part by signing this petition and telling your member of Congress to preserve Internet freedom.
The petiton will be delivered to the House of Representatives next week, prior to the vote.