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Senate Voting Soon To End Net Neutrality: Act Now!

Senate Voting Soon To End Net Neutrality: Act Now!

Despite the fact that the final net neutrality rule passed by the Federal Communications Commission was by and large a victory for the telecommunications industry, some in Congress immediately took sight at those meager protections.

The attack has come in the form of S.J. Res 6, an arcane “resolution of disapproval” and it is a measure that would effectively strip the F.C.C. of the ability to enforce Net Neutrality rules or any other protections for an open Internet. So, if this resolution passes, Net Neutrality protections go away.

Without strong Net Neutrality rules, telecom companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon will try and slow down or interfere with online content as some have expressly said they would like to.

The vote is expected to be incredibly close, which means that if you believe that corporations should not be able to censor content, slow internet speed, or anything else that interferes with a free and open internet your help is needed.

You can check here and see if your senator is still undecided on this issue. If they are, here’s a great breakdown on the “resolution of disapproval”. Call them. Let them know that the internet should not be handed off to corporations.

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1:12PM PST on Dec 6, 2011

Martha E. I think they've been here for a while now. All this is quite creepy...

10:07PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

It's 1984 and the Thought Police have arrived.

5:21AM PST on Nov 7, 2011

Yes, that is true. Vote republican, and vote for regression.

12:17PM PST on Nov 6, 2011

I don't have to click where by Senators stand on anything, they are part of the old conservative Republicans that join ranks with and gave the Republican Party to corporations, the ultra and religious right. Cowards.

11:25AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Big Brother and the Thought Police are at it again, and they are trying to brainwash and censor us in the process. Last time I checked, freedom of speech meant just that!

Keep a sharp eye on these thugs, and fight them at every turn. We've had too many of our rights eroded already, and if the Rethuglican Religious Reich takes over the Senate and the Presidency next year, we are SCREWED.

3:59AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

It's a done deal. The Congress of the United States is owned lock, stock and barrel by the corporations (who, after all, are people).

The only practical recourse available will be high-level encryption (which will not appreciably slow things down, due to the abilities of current -- and future -- chipsets), by which We, the People can tell the whores of Congress and their corporate masters to go screw themselves -- and each other -- rather than us.

1:30AM PDT on Nov 6, 2011

Another uphill battle for the everyday citizen! To the BatMobile!!!!

12:51AM PDT on Nov 6, 2011

Thanks for the info.

10:06PM PDT on Nov 5, 2011

Another cork in the bottle politic. Oppression leads to rebellion in case no one noticed.

9:34PM PDT on Nov 5, 2011

The list of Senators to "spank" held the names of both in this state...of course it came as no surprise, in fact they are quite consistent. The surprise was in the 'nudge' list. A couple of those I recognized were elected on their image of being for the people, not corporations.

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