Call the White House to save net neutrality

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Call the White House to save net neutrality

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Take one minute to call the White House and demand that President Obama live up to his campaign promise and support meaningful, enforceable net neutrality rules.

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Dear Friend,

Thank you for signing our petition to President Obama calling on him to stop selling us out on net neutrality. Now we need to kick up the volume by calling the White House. 1

President Obama promised on the campaign trail to be an advocate for net neutrality. The president has a choice — he can stand up now and call for stronger rules to protect American consumers or he can sell us out to the narrow interests of the telecoms.

Obama appointee and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans to issue weak, industry-friendly regulations when the FCC meets on Dec. 21st. In a cynical ploy, Genachowski is audaciously calling this plan (which is popular with Big Telecom and Big Cable companies) "net neutrality."

In a statement, the White House praised Genachowski's fake net neutrality plan. But there is still time to get President Obama to change course and do the right thing.

Call President Obama: Ask him to honor his campaign promise and demand real net neutrality.

There is no question — this is one campaign promise President Obama is fully capable of delivering on. He doesn't have to worry about overcoming a Republican filibuster in the Senate or navigating the inevitable backstabbing and backbiting by the Blue Dogs.

Yet what Genachowski is proposing fails the smell test. For example, it effectively fails to ensure net neutrality when the Internet is accessed wirelessly. And the regulations Genachowski is proposing rest upon the FCC's Title I authority, which the courts have already ruled do not give the FCC authority to enforce net neutrality regulations. So the proposed rules are not only weak, they're ultimately unenforceable.

President Obama can make sure the FCC takes action to protect American consumers and ensure we don't lose the free and open Internet.

Call President Obama. Click here to access a simple script and the number you need to call.

There is only one Internet, and consumers should be allowed to access any legal website, service or application on any device of their choosing (whether they're accessing the Internet wirelessly or not). Furthermore, broadband providers cannot be allowed to employ paid prioritization schemes to give favored network access to some websites or services over others. And finally, an FCC standing up for us would issue rules resting on a strong legal foundation (i.e. the FCC's Title II authority) with the terms defined in a way that avoids the huge loopholes favored by industry.

Please join me in making a call today. If we don't speak out now, it may be the end of the free and open Internet.

Thank you for taking action to protect a free and open Internet.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1Tell President Obama: Don't sell us out on net neutrality, CREDO Action, Dec. 2, 2010.


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