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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FW: Action Page: The Importance Of Net Neutrality

> Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:02:38 -0800
> From: theteam@peaceteam.net
> Subject: Action Page: The Importance Of Net Neutrality
> Dear Friends and Activists,
> We're off to a great start in the new net neutrality action DIRECT to
> the FCC. More than 4,000 submissions already. This is not a left or
> right issue. Nobody could be against this who is not a big telecom
> company or one of their corrupt stooges. So first, we'll give you the
> action page link again, and then we will respond to the questions
> we've been getting.
> Save Net Neutrality action page:
> http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1163.php
> The "petition" in this case is just 7 words.
> "Reclassify Internet Service Providers As Common Carriers"
> A number of people have asked us to explain just what net neutrality
> is, and why it is so important. Simply stated, the true potential of
> the internet, including the potential for political mobilization, is
> founded in the fact that all traffic should be treated equally. Net
> neutrality means anybody can create a site, and if they get a lot of
> site visits all those web page requests will be treated on an equal
> transmission basis with all other internet pages.
> But the big, greedy telecom corporations don't like that. They want
> to be able to discriminate against sites that don't pay them a
> special toll to carry their traffic, or they will slow you down.
> Never mind the fact that they are already charging you a fortune for
> your OWN internet connection. They want to be able gouge the content
> providers as well, so that only the rich will be able to afford to
> maintain large sites.
> This is so obviously contrary to the whole intent of the internet
> it's not even debatable whether we should fight back against this.
> And here is the incredibly encouraging news: Although the DC appeals
> court just struck down the FCC's open internet rules, their decision
> was based ONLY on the technical grounds that internet service
> providers had not been classified by the FCC as "common carriers,"
> which would put them on the same footing as any other essential
> utility.
> What the court has said in essence is the FCC has the unilateral
> authority to reclassify internet service providers, and correctly we
> believe, as common carriers. And the FCC opened up a new docket a
> couple days ago to hear what YOU have to say precisely about that.
> The door is wide open, we have FCC commissioners sympathetic to the
> truth, and we need every warm body we have to submit this action page
> now, which will put your personal comments on the FCC record.
> Save Net Neutrality action page:
> http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1163.php
> We have 30 days to rally as many submissions as we can on this. This
> is a moment of truth which will determine the future course of the
> internet for all time. In short, we need your voice now the preserve
> the possibility of all other internet advocacy in the future.
> And after you submit the action page, feel free to request one of the
> new "Net Neutrality" bumper stickers we created just for the
> occasion. It features a dreamlike background of a female figure with
> arms outstretched evoking the feeling of freedom, and the simple bold
> words "Net Neutrality".
> And we'll send you one for no charge, not even shipping, if only you
> submit the form.
> Net Neutrality bumper stickers:
> http://www.peaceteam.net/all_bumper_stickers.php
> Of course if you can make a contribution of any amount, this is what
> makes it possible for us to send free stickers to anyone who cannot
> make a donation right now.
> This is a fight we can win. We need everyone to really pile on this
> one to show the FCC how strong the support is for protecting net
> neutrality.
> You may forward this message to any friends who would find it
> important.
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