Monday, April 24, 2006

Save the internet

Amplifying the online chorus to keep internet access free and unfettered.

Please check this map of the House Energy and Commerce committee to find out where your representative stands.

Phone numbers via this site. Call before the Wednesday vote.

Net neutrality online video
Taylor Marsh
Matt Stoller
FAQ, Save the Internet
dkos diary, Internet Freedom Can Be Saved
Sign the Petition and then pass it on

From Save the Internet
Congress is now considering a major overhaul of the Telecommunications Act. The primary bill in the House is called the "Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006" and is sponsored by Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas), Rep Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Rep. Charles Pickering (R-Miss.) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.).

The current version of the COPE Act includes watered-down net neutrality provisions that are essentially meaningless. An amendment offered in a key subcommittee by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), which would have instituted real net neutrality requirements, was defeated after intense industry lobbying against it.