FreePress.net reports that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai officially kicked off his attack on Net Neutrality with a speech full of lies. Ajit Pai is a former Verizon lawyer now in a prime position to keep his telecom buddies rich by rolling back rules designed to protect us from their greed. His argument is completely transparent, and his motives are clear: Internet freedom in the era of Pai and Trump is for sale to the highest bidder.
"Pai is lying about investment and wooing the right-wing fringe to continue his long-standing war on internet freedom. His willingness to trot out alternative facts and recycle long-debunked industry talking points should worry anyone who cares about the free and open internet. There aren’t many details available yet on his proposal, but his intent is clear: to destroy the internet as we know it and give even more gatekeeper power to a few huge companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizo," says Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron.
Business Internet price caps eliminated even when customers have only one choice. The Federal Communications Commission today voted to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market by imposing a new standard that deems certain local markets competitive even when there's only one broadband provider.
"What this order does is open the door to immediate price hikes for small business broadband service in rural areas and hundreds of communities across the country," FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat, said in a detailed dissent. "Cash-strapped hospitals, schools, libraries, and police departments will pay even more for vital connectivity."
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Internet Creator
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, created what he called the “world wide web” while working at CERN – a research labratory. Berners-Lee's revolutionary creation was first detailed in a March 12, 1989, memo—is now celebrated as Internaut Day on Aug. 23. Estimates are that 3.4 billion people are now connected to the global internet or have access to it. Sir Tim could have been the richest man ever, but instead, he choose to give the internet to the world – FREE! Now, it’s up to ALL of us to protect and enhance it.
Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the organization founded in 1994 that develops and maintains the technical specifications on which the web is based. He also founded the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to further the use of the web for the betterment of humanity. He deserves our support to keep the internet open and free.
Berners-Lee has remained a powerful force in ensuring that the web remains a free and open platform that anyone can use it how they wish. He has also been an outspoken advocate for net neutrality, the concept that internet service providers should treat all data on the internet equally.
The Web Belongs to ALL of Us! Take action to protect and enhance it!
Trump and GOP Destroyed Internet Privacy Protections in April 2017
On March 28, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives overturned the FCC’s landmark broadband rule and gave companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon free rein to spy on customers and sell their private information. Six days later, on April 3, President Trump signed the resolution into law, and repealed protections requiring internet service providers (ISP) to get your permission before collecting and sharing data.
ISP’s can sell your entire web browsing history to literally anyone without your permission: including, your app usage, geolocation, financial and medical info, your children’s info, your social security number, even the contents of your emails. Privacy advocates, consumer groups and the tech community are all attacking the decision. More than 15,000 calls against the measure poured into the Capitol in the two days before the House vote.
NOW, Trump Wants FCC to End Net Neutrality
FreePress.net reports that, in a meeting with phone and cable-industry lobbyists, President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, unveiled his plan to end Net Neutrality and destroy the open internet. He is not friendly to net neutrality. And, he plans to move on it fast – the process could begin as early as late April 2017.
The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to clamp down on dissent, and give the big companies (e.g., AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner) absolute control over internet services and programming to the consumer’s misfortune. This means higher prices for limited services to boost corporate profits. They are not looking out for us, their customers.
The open internet has fostered unprecedented creativity, innovation and access to knowledge, and to other kinds of social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities across the globe. It allows us to organize and rally against oppression and suppression, and to promote peace and goodwill across the planet. Net Neutrality is a critical part of our lives. We cannot lose Net Neutrality. Save the Internet! Defend your rights to connect and communicate. Take action now. Join the battle.
Do you want to pay higher prices to a monopoly for limited services to boost corporate profits?
Nonprofits Fighting "For" Net Neutrality
Let Your Voice Be Heard! The Web Belongs to ALL of Us!
Save The Internet: Become knowledgeable about the subject. Read alternative / independent news sources. Watch You Tube videos.
Defend The Net: Check out nonprofits working in this area. Join one or more nonprofits. Donate financial support.
Protect The Net: Email your representatives in Congress. Tell them: SAVE THE INTERNET. PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY.
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Take Action: Join a Rally or Protest in your area, or online.
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