URGENT legislation currently before US Congress.
This is a valid concern and not a
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YOUR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET DEPENDS ON IT
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
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
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
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
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:
be sure to use this link to sign the petition:
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