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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 07:07 PM

#NetNeutrality vote is Dec 14 ☎️ ☎️ 202-224-3121 CALL YOUR SENATORS

Keep calling folks. 202-224-3121 CALL YOUR SENATORS


Kamala Harris
‏Verified account @KamalaHarris
Nov 24

Join the fight. Make your voices heard. Because this is not a drill — the FCC wants to end #NetNeutrality. Add the FCC number to your speed dial and call them when you have a few minutes to spare: (202) 418-1000.








PowerGirl Resists
💥‏ @PowerGirl_2017
3h3 hours ago

Hello Twitter and internet users!

I know, you want to relax this holiday weekend but the vote on #NetNeutrality is December 14.





Rep. Don Beyer‏Verified account @RepDonBeyer
8h8 hours ago

My phones were ringing off the hook all week with hundreds of constituents calling to say how upset they were about the Trump-backed FCC Chair’s decision to end #NetNeutrality.

As far as I know, not a single caller supported ending it.


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Fight for the Future‏ @fightfortheftr
5h5 hours ago

MAJOR NEWS: @SenatorCollins is the first Republican lawmaker to side with the majority of GOP voters and publicly oppose @AjitPaiFCC’s plan to end #NetNeutrality. Who’s next?! https://www.fightforthefuture.org/news/2017-11-24-breaking-first-republican-lawmaker-to-publicly/






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Dr. Jonas Chartock‏Verified account @jonaschartock
8h8 hours ago

Two minutes well spent this morning:

Text RESIST to 50409 and tell your electeds how important #netneutrality is to an equal & open society.

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5 Calls
🇺🇸‏Verified account @make5calls
4h4 hours ago

5 Calls
🇺🇸 Retweeted 5 Calls

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Waiting for the weekend to leave a voicemail on #NetNeutrality? Lazy Saturday is the perfect time to call!

☎️ https://5calls.org/issue/defend-fcc-net-neutrality




Cathy Myers‏Verified account @CathyMyersWI
Cathy Myers Retweeted Washington Post

The FCC accepted public comment on whether or not to uphold its current policy of net neutrality & millions of fake comments were submitted opposing the rule.

An investigation into the fake comments is being blocked by FCC Chair Ajit Pai who supports #NetNeutrality repeal.








Portugal: Glimpse Into the World Without Net Neutrality



http://www.theglobepost.com/2017/11/18/net-neutrality-portugal/

By Marina Watson Pelaez -
November 18, 2017


Save net neutrality rally in San Francisco. Photo: Credo Action, Flickr

LISBON, Portugal – The United States implemented strong net neutrality rules in 2015, approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after years of advocacy. The concept of Net Neutrality, a term coined by Tim Wu, a Columbia University professor, holds that internet service providers and organizations should give all websites the same treatment, ensuring that the internet is free to access for all.

But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has recently caused an uproar and has been accused of disrupting the open internet as he plans to repeal the laws.

Some European countries, like Portugal, already know what a leeway in net neutrality restrictions means, with several internet providers splitting the net into packages. Internet providers offer customers different levels of access to the internet depending on how much they are willing to pay. Portuguese provider MEO, for instance, has been offering additional data to clients depending on what content they use after their internet data usage has been capped.

“There is a paradox between freedom of business and protection of consumers and it is complicated to find the right balance,” Luis Vidigal, President of the Portuguese Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society (APDSI) told The Globe Post. “We [at APSDI] believe that net neutrality is the way, to provide universal, equal access without discrimination of classes.”

Mr. Vidigal also ​considers it is ​discriminatory for​ Internet Service Providers to offer young people access to Facebook, Twitter, and other services without charging for the internet traffic. “It benefits the consumer, but there are risks of dominant abuse because it can lead to monopolies in a highly competitive sector.”

The concerns surrounding a lack of net neutrality are in part due to the risk of abuse of dominance.

“Having more speed depending how much you pay is inevitable,” João Confraria, a Professor at Portugal’s Catholic University and former Board Member of ANACOM, the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for Postal Communications and Electronic Communications, told The Globe Post.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 07:13 PM

1. kick and rec nt

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 07:22 PM

2. So

should we call our congressman or one of the three at the FCC who want to destroy net neutrality? I will call, I just don’t know which is more important.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 07:24 PM

3. K&R

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 07:25 PM

4. K & R

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 07:37 PM

5. K & R

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 11:15 PM

6. EVEN MORE WAYS TO FIGHT:

• Register an online complaint at this url: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express (just type in 17-108 under "proceedings".

• Go to https://resistbot.io/ to learn how to contact your elected officials from your phone or through Facebook instant messenger. It's so easy, and resistbot figures out who to send it to and where. You don't need to know in advance.

• E-mail the three members of the 5-person FCC planning to vote for it along party lines:
Chairman Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Commmissioner Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
Commissioner Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov

• Share what it would mean to you, your family and/or your livelihood if net neutrality were taken away (and read others' accounts for inspiration):
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_nn_story/?source=action%3Fsource%3Dwebsite_actions

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 11:19 PM

7. My apolitical relatives were sharing the link to the petition during Thanksgiving.

They were so cute, they told me they'd forward me a link to find my local rep, and they did!

I hope this bodes well for all of us.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 11:31 PM

8. KnR

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