Hoosiers: Don’t let the federal government give YOUR Internet away.

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Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality now. 

 
It’s time for the new FCC leadership to correct the agency’s past mistakes and to reassert the agency’s clear authority over our nation’s communications infrastructure. 
 
To preserve the open Internet, the FCC must reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service.

 

What’s happening?

An appeals court just dealt the latest blow to the open Internet. The court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order because of the questionable legal framework the agency used when it adopted its Net Neutrality rules in 2010. Here is the transcript of the ruling.
 
How will this affect YOU?
 
  • Blocking Websites: Right now there is no one protecting Internet users from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services.
  • Slower Internet: Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.
  • More Expensive Internet: ISPs will be able to create tiered pricing structures with fast lanes for those who can afford the tolls and slow lanes for everyone else.
What does that mean?
In a nutshell, this ruling means there is no one who can protect us from Internet ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services. Click below for more detailed information: 

 

              

 

What can you do to fix it?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler can correct the agency’s past mistakes and truly protect our nation’s communications infrastructure. The agency must take the necessary steps to make broadband networks open, accessible, reliable and affordable for everyone. 
 
Tell the FCC to start treating broadband like a communications service, and to restore its Net Neutrality rules. Act now!
 
1. Sign this petition. Then tell your friends and colleagues to sign it too. 
 
 
2. Contact your Indiana Senators:
 
Dan Coats  @SenDanCoats  (202) 224-5623
Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
 
 
Joe Donnelly  @SenDonnelly   (202) 224-4814 
Member, Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation
Sponsor, S. 1619: Skills Gap Strategy Act of 2013
 
 
3. Contact your Indiana Representatives:
 
Susan Brooks  @SusanWBrooks  202-225-2276
Chairman, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and Communications
Sponsor, H.R. 2536: Computer Science Education Act of 2013
 
Andre Carson  @RepAndreCarson  202-225-4011
Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities