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URGENT LEGISTLATION BEFORE US CONGRESS--to stop your access to internet--act NOW--not an urban legend

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    http://civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet?track_referer=706%7C6983363-NUJQGONc1iAmSRJ4P__m3w URGENT legislation currently before US Congress. This is a valid
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2006

      URGENT legislation currently before US Congress.

      This is a valid concern and not a

      click on the link to sign the




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      Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 6:55 PM
      To: List Member
      Subject: Save the Internet / NOT an urban legend!

      Happy May Day!

      Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an
      iPod? If so, then be
      advised that everything we do online will be hurt if
      Congress passes a
      radical law next week that gives giant corporations
      more control over what
      we do and see on the Internet.

      Internet providers like AT&T are lobbying Congress
      hard to gut Network
      Neutrality-the Internet's First Amendment and the key
      to Internet freedom.
      Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which
      websites open most easily
      for you based on which site pays AT&T more.
      BarnesandNoble.com doesn't have
      to outbid Amazon for the right to work properly on
      your computer.

      If Net Neutrality is gutted, almost every popular
      site-from Google to eBay
      to iTunes-must either pay protection money to Internet
      companies like AT&T
      or risk having their websites process slowly. That why
      these high-tech
      pioneers and others are opposing Congress' effort to
      gut Internet freedom.

      You can do your part today-can you sign this petition
      telling your member of
      Congress to preserve Internet freedom? Click here:


      I signed this petition, along with 250,000 others so
      far. This petiton will
      be delivered to Congress before the House of
      Representatives votes next
      week. When you sign, you'll be kept informed of the
      next steps we can take
      to keep the heat on Congress.

      Snopes.com, which monitors various causes that
      circulate on the Internet,

      Simply put, network neutrality means that no web
      site's traffic has
      precedence over any other's...Whether a user searches
      for recipes using
      Google, reads an article on snopes.com, or looks at a
      friend's MySpace
      profile, all of that data is treated equally and
      delivered from the
      originating web site to the user's web browser with
      the same priority. In
      recent months, however, some of the telephone and
      cable companies that
      control the telecommunications networks over which
      Internet data flows have
      floated the idea of creating the electronic equivalent
      of a paid carpool

      If companies like AT&T have their way, Web sites
      ranging from Google to eBay
      to iTunes either pay protection money to get into the
      "fast lane" or risk
      opening slowly on your computer. We can't let the
      Internet-this incredible
      medium which has been such a revolutionary force for
      participation, economic innovation, and free
      speech-become captive to large

      Politicians don't think we are paying attention to
      this issue. Together, we
      do care about preserving the free and open Internet.

      Please sign this petition letting your member of
      Congress know you support
      preserving Internet freedom. Click here:


      Thank you!


      be sure to use this link to sign the petition:


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