Governor Cuomo has announced his intention to pass the “strongest net neutrality protections in the United States.” But a lot of the legislation is being discussed behind closed doors, and that’s where Verizon, Comcast, and other ISPs can weasel their way in and weaken the bill. Call Governor Cuomo right now and tell him you’re holding him to his promise of the strongest net neutrality protections in the country!
Net neutrality is the principle that everyone should have access to websites and apps, preventing Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon from creating “fast lanes,” censoring content, throttling traffic and even outright blocking access to their competitor's products. This principle has guided the world wide web from the beginning, and has been protected by federal policy under Republican AND Democrat leadership since the early 2000s.
Unfortunately, Internet providers ignored this policy and even actively sued the federal government to destroy net neutrality protections … and they won. Their anti-consumer practices finally convinced the FCC to issue the Open Internet Order as a last resort in 2015. But under new leadership, the FCC has removed these regulations, threatening to end the web as we know it. A federal court ruling has opened up a path for net neutrality laws at the state and national level, giving open Internet supporters hope that the Save the Internet Act can enshrine net neutrality into law once and for all.
Comedian. (Watch this first!)
A short explanation of what's at stake.
And how Congress can use it to overrule the FCC and defend net neutrality.
Why we need net neutrality
Singer. Actor. YouTube star.
Member of European Parliament.
Senator. Former presidential candidate.
Hilarious and updated for 2017.
Law professor, with Colbert at Six Flags.
The Internet is under attack. This is the Battle for the Net.
Yes, Burger King. An amazing explanation.