Action Guide To The Open Internet

We are at risk of The End Of A Free And Open Internet As We have come to Know, Expect and Depend on it:

Reuters and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the new chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, is speeding up his plan to slash FCC net neutrality rules. [1]

If net neutrality is repealed, the Internet will never be the same. It will open the floodgates for companies like Comcast and Verizon to throttle, block, and censor the websites that we visit. [2]

If Big Cable companies get away with destroying net neutrality, Internet Service Providers will be able to slow-down websites and apps that don’t or can’t pay them special fees.

Startups and alternative voices won’t be able to compete with the big, established companies. Sites like Newsmax and AlterNet could be made to run slower than sites like CNN and Fox, restricting the flow of information and leading to mass Internet censorship.

We have a powerful opportunity right now to defend FCC net neutrality rules and make sure our members of Congress know that the Internet isn’t broken and certainly doesn’t need this kind of fixing.

So here’s the plan: members of Congress are in their home districts right now, and many are participating in town halls throughout the country over the next two weeks.

We need to make sure that there’s someone asking about net neutrality at every single town hall meeting. This is one of the most effective ways to influence lawmakers’ decisions. Can you help make it happen?


1. Attend a town hall meeting this week to tell your lawmakers to defend the free and open Internet.

2. Contribute to putting up billboards to expose the lawmakers who voted to take away our Internet privacy rights

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Fight for the Future works to protect your rights in the digital age.

Fight for the Future is dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet’s transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people. Alongside internet users everywhere we beat back attempts to limit our basic rights and freedoms, and empower people to demand technology (and policy) that serves their interests. Activating the internet for the public good can only lead to a more vibrant and awesome world.

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