A ‘Political Miracle’: What We Learned from the Net Neutrality and Comcast Fights
When the Federal Communications Commission voted in February to adopt strong Net Neutrality protections, Chairman Tom Wheeler called it the “proudest moment” in his public policy life.
In Washington, it’s rare to achieve victories this big. And yet in the past year it happened twice. Millions of people spoke out in support of real Net Neutrality and against Comcast’s bid to take over Time Warner Cable. And the public won big on both issues.
Over the past few months we’ve been thinking about everything we learned in these fights over the fate of the Internet. Many of these lessons will be useful to other movements confronting deep-pocketed foes — and overwhelming odds.