Net Neutrality: Already in Danger

Team Internet is winning right now, but that hasn’t stopped some members of Congress from launching a full-scale attack on Net Neutrality.

The latest salvo comes from Rep. Marsha Blackburn, whose new bill would undo everything the FCC just did to protect Internet users.

The “Internet Freedom Act” (which would actually destroy Internet freedom) already has 31 co-sponsors — and all but two have received money from the very companies trying to kill the open Internet.

Rep. Blackburn is a longtime opponent of Net Neutrality. Her statements on the issue reflect either a stunning lack of knowledge or a willful ignorance. And given that she’s received nearly $262,000 in campaign cash from companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, all signs point to the latter.

Blackburn’s bill isn’t the only thing happening in Congress on Net Neutrality. There are already five hearings scheduled on everything from the process the FCC used to write the rules to the agency’s budget for implementing them.

The people’s Net Neutrality victory at the FCC was historic. Now we need to defend it from these kinds of attacks.

Go here to tell your representative to oppose Blackburn’s bill. 

Original photo by Flickr user Gage Skidmore