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Save the Internet!

In the next few months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide the future of the Internet. Major telecom and cable companies are seeking unprecedented control over what you can see and say online. If the FCC's plan to allow fast lanes for the few goes forward, the rest of us will suffer. The deep-pocketed will pay to move their online content at top speed, consigning nonprofit, independent and dissenting voices to the slow lane.

Speak out for net neutrality!

Tell the FCC to scrape the Comcast plan to end net neutrality. Support a free and open Internet by adding your name to our comments.
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Tennessee and North Carolina vs. FCC

November 12, 2015

BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE BENTON FOUNDATION, COMMON CAUSE, NEW AMERICA’S OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, AND SHLB COALITION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS

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Multimedia

Delivery of our Petition to the FCC on Net Neutrality

January 1, 2008

Today, Common Cause and our colleagues at Free Press, Color of Change, ACLU, Demand Progress and many others delivered over 1 million signatures from activists around the country, demanding that the FCC reclassify broadband and restore net neutrality and the Open Internet.

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Democracy Wire

Deconstruction

March 22, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

It’s a challenge to pick the worst of the furnace-hot verbiage spewing forth from the new Administration; there is just so much to choose from. But to me, one completely frightening statement stands out. It is “deconstructing the administrative state” as the stated purpose of the Trump team. If this statement doesn’t motivate citizens to action, what will?

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Press Releases

Common Cause and 170 Allies Call on FCC and Congress to Protect and Enforce Strong Net Neutrality Rules and Secure the Open Internet

March 7, 2017

On the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s first Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Oversight Hearing of 2017, Common Cause and 170 allied public interest organizations sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune and Ranking Member Bill Nelson calling for the protection of the free and open internet. The letter urges these leaders to support and continue to enforce the 2015 Open Internet Order and to oppose legislative and regulatory actions that would threaten the strong net neutrality rules already in place.

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National_121707_Report_FCC_Reforms.pdf

December 17, 2007

Common Cause, the Media Access Project and Econometric Research and Analysis offer a set of recommendations that Republicans and Democrats alike should support as simple, affordable ways to involve the public in the critical dialog over our media and digital future. These recommendations, if implemented, will boost public confidence in the FCC by making it more transparent and fair and will make it a more efficient and effective enforcement agency

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