“Whenever you see people on the far left and the far right getting together [to oppose the same bill],” said Craig Fields, director of InterNet operations for conservative gun advocacy group Gun Owners of America, it’s a good indication that, “what Congress is getting ready to do is un-American.”
The Internet, specifically the World Wide Web, works because all information, all packets, are treated equally.
Imagine if Yahoo! could pay AT&T to have its packets served faster than Google’s. Imagine if banks signed an exclusive deal with Verizon, effectively locking people out of the online banking services of Credit Unions.
This is the type of freedom that is at risk. At best, we’re looking at a serious curtailing of consumer choice.
You can help. Sign the Petition. Call your Congressmen. You do not want this to happen.
- Read the original email describing the issue
- Sign the MoveOn.org Petition
- Call your Congressional Representatives
- See how gutting Network Neutrality affects regular people
- Add the Save the Internet Coalition as a friend in MySpace
- View the Save the Internet Coalition website (partners include Gun Owners of America and Craig from Craigslist)
- Read the Coalition blog
“Gun Owners, Librarians Unite Against Bells,” Telephony Online, April 24, 2006
“New Group Aims to ‘Save the Internet’” CNet News, April 24, 2006
“Average Joe And Saving The Internet,” Webpronews.com, April 24, 2006
“Net Losses,” New Yorker, March 20, 2006
“Panel Vote Shows Rift Over ‘Net Neutrality’” Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2006
“Save the Internet,” Jeff Chester article on Alternet.org, April 27, 2006