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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

The People Speak

July 17, 2017; Blog Post

A slew of recent polls make clear that most Americans, nearly 80%, support keeping the network neutrality rules that are the foundation of an open internet. These are the rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015, under the leadership of then-chairman Tom Wheeler, that keep the big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon from determining your internet experience, because they’d rather do that themselves than let you do it. Net neutrality rules prohibit blocking or throttling content. And they keep ISPs from favoring their affiliates, corporate friends, and those who can afford sky-high broadband prices with fast lanes on the net, while the rest of us are told to travel in the slow lane.

Taking It To The Hill

July 13, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

As postings on 80,000 websites and messages from millions of internet users across America protested a Trump administration plan to end “net neutrality” rules, a band of lawmakers and activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to join in the fight.

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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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