Fighting to save net neutrality

Posted: Friday, December 08, 2006

The Internet, since its beginning, has leveled the playing field for everyday people, allowing their voices to be heard by millions of others. This is " Net Neutrality" - everyone is equal.

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But, large cable and telephone companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to pressure Congress to pass a bill sponsored by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, which kills Net Neutrality and allows these companies to control which Web sites get priority over others. It's as simple as

"You pay; you're heard, you don't; you're not."

In the last six months more than 1 million Americans have written and called their representatives in Washington, asking them to require all Web sites be treated equally. The 109th Congress comes to a close and enters its " lame duck" session this month. If you care about internet freedom you need to call your senators today and let them know where you stand.

You can learn more, get your senator's phone numbers and sign the petition at

Tehben Dean


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