Tell Congress: Reject the Internet Slow Lane

The future of the web is being decided right now.

Congress is facing extreme pressure from Big Telecom lobbyists — now more than ever we must speak out and demand Net Neutrality protections.5

The only way to stop the Internet Slow Lane is for Congress to overrule the FCC and return the Title II Net Neutrality safeguards. If enough Americans speak out, we can make certain Congress knows how much popular support there is for Net Neutrality, and compel them to vote to reinstate Title II protections.

Here are some great points to make to your representative in Congress:

  • I'm writing because I'm concerned about attempts by telecom giants like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to impose a Slow Lane on the Internet. As my representative, I am asking that you reject the Internet Slow Lane by supporting the CRA to restore Title II Net Neutrality consumer protections.
     
  • Strong Net Neutrality rules are essential to protect American businesses and Internet users. But large telecom giants backed by FCC Chair Ajit Pai have undone these essential safeguards to allow the creation of Slow Lanes online — also known as "paid prioritization." Congress must ensure Americans are protected against this type of ISP abuse. After Pai ignored the overwhelming majority of comments submitted by Americans — Congress must act to restore protections against ISP abuse online.
     
  • The loss of Title II protections will make our web more like cable TV, where only those with money are able to access what they want to online, and only companies with deep pockets will be able to reach audiences.
     
  • This isn't just a tech issue — it's one of the most important civil rights issues we face today. A free and open Internet is about who gets to tell their stories online, and who gets to be heard in today’s society. An Internet that only allows wealthy and privileged interests to be heard will mean silencing the voices of minorities, people of color, women, LGBTQ youth, and other already-marginalized groups.6

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Footnotes:
[1] 98.5% of unique net neutrality comments oppose Ajit Pai’s anti-Title II plan: Ars Technica
[2] FCC flooded with comments before critical net neutrality vote: Guardian
[3] The Senate Only Needs One More Vote to Pass Its Net Neutrality Restoration Bill: Motherboard
[4] Operation #OneMoreVote: Battle For The Net 
[5] Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T want Congress to make a net neutrality law because they will write it: The Verge
[6] Net Neutrality Is A Civil Rights Issue: Common Cause  

 

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