Saving Net Neutrality

    February 14, 2017

    Trump’s new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to “wipe away [the] Net Neutrality rules.”1

    But you have the power to stop him.

    This Valentine’s Day tell us why you need — and love — the open internet. We’ll send your message directly to the FCC.

    It’s essential to raise your voice now — before Trump and Pai make good on their promise to get rid of Net Neutrality.

    Pai is a former Verizon lawyer. He used to work for racist Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He opposes Net Neutrality, puts corporate interests ahead of your own and is happy to lead Trump’s demolition team — hammering away at your rights to connect and communicate.

    This Valentine’s Day send a Net Neutrality love letter to the internet.

    When millions of people like you stand up to talk about why you need the open internet — when you fight to defend this crucial tool — you demonstrate your power. It’s that kind of power that got us the Net Neutrality rules in the first place.

    Together let’s remind Pai that he works for the public. Let’s ensure we can keep using the internet to fight back and win on everything under attack right now.

    1. “An Anti-Consumer Agenda at the FCC,” The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2017:

    NYTimes Editorial Board–Feb. 10, 2017:

    As President Trump rushes to dismantle Obama-era rules that protect Americans, he has an energetic helper over at the Federal Communications Commission. Its new Republican chairman has started undoing policies of his predecessor that were intended to make phone, cable and internet service more fair and more affordable.

    Ajit Pai, who was a commissioner before he became chairman last month, is trying to wipe away net neutrality rules put in place by Tom Wheeler, the former chairman, to prevent broadband companies from creating fast and slow lanes on the internet. Mr. Pai has scrapped a proposal to let people buy cable-TV boxes instead of renting them at inflated prices from companies like Comcast. Many of Mr. Pai’s moves would hurt the people who have the least power. For instance, he has backed away from rules to lower the exorbitant rates for prison phone calls. And he has suspended nine companies from providing discounted internet service to poor people through a program known as Lifeline.



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