Net Neutrality -- Write to the FCC TODAY

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Dear Friend,

A few years ago, complications from chemotherapy left me visually handicapped. I now depend on the Internet for access to the world outside of Minneapolis, where I live. I just wrote the FCC that without Net Neutrality, phone and cable companies could determine my fate online.

I wrote the FCC because it's weighing a decision that could hand over control of the Internet to big companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

Please write the FCC, too. It needs to hear from you — in your own words — why these corporate gatekeepers can't take over our Internet.

Here's what I wrote:

"My unfettered access to the Internet is my access to the world; I need it for business, communication, shopping and entertainment... Without vital Net Neutrality protections, companies like Verizon and Comcast have a commercial incentive to muzzle my voice online. These companies should not have the power to determine my fate on the Internet."

Tell the FCC your own story about Net Neutrality. Go here now to submit it — the comment period ends Thursday.

The agency is deciding whether to reassert its authority to protect broadband access from phone and cable companies, which want to be able to block access to online information and prioritize their own content and services over their competitors'.

AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have spent more than $50 million in 2010 on lawyers and lobbyists to undermine the FCC's ability to protect Internet users like us.

We need to tell the FCC to "reclassify" broadband and protect the open Internet for good. Our online future rests on the FCC putting the public interest before phone and cable company profits.

Please take a few minutes and use this easy tool to tell the FCC — in your own words — why the Internet is important to you, and why we need Net Neutrality now.


Carl Schwensohn
Free Press Activist
Minneapolis, MN

P.S. Please act now — the FCC's comment period ends Thursday.

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