Guest Last Word By David Segal
Just six months ago, real Net Neutrality rules (under Title II) were thought impossible.
But since then:
First we forced the FCC to open the door to them.
Then we forced the FCC to take the idea seriously.
And last week, Communications Daily—the main trade publication for the telecom industry—called strong Title II Net Neutrality rules inevitable.
We sure hope they’re right! But it’s no time to let down our guard:
Use this link—www.callthefcc.com—to take action to demand that the FCC enforce Net Neutrality!
The tides have turned in Washington because of how hard we’ve fought this fight.
Now, it’s clear we need to make sure everyone at the FCC feels like they have to stand up for the public interest and help save Net Neutrality for good.
That’s why we’re unveiling a new website that will allow you to call a randomly selected top official at the FCC to demand real Title II Net Neutrality—just once, or every day until the they announce their decision.
Go to www.callthefcc.com and take action to demand that the FCC save the open Internet!
Big cable has the money release their hounds and sic them on Congress—and believe me, they’ve done just that: Scores of lobbyists have descended on Congress, twisting arms and calling in the favors they think they’re owed for their big campaign contributions.
But if enough dedicated Internet defenders can step up and call as much of the FCC from now until they make their decision, we can win this battle.
We took something that seemed impossible—getting real Net Neutrality out of the FCC—and made such a stink that Communications Daily is now calling it “inevitable.”
We’ve accomplished the impossible together before: The Internet can do incredible things if we band together and take smart, strategic actions to move the needle.
Will you call the FCC with us?
“Yes, I’ll take action and demand that the FCC make real Title II Net Neutrality a reality!”
Together, we really can win this thing.
David Segal is a former Rhode Island state representative and currently the executive director of DemandProgress.org.