Update: President Obama speaks out on Internet equality

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Update: President Obama comes out for Net Neutrality

Huge! President Obama comes out against fast lanes and for equality on the Internet. To make sure his FCC commissioners get the message loud and clear, CREDO will send a free fax on your behalf directly to the FCC.

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Dear 5849376,

Net Neutrality Now!

This is big. And you helped make it happen.

We've been calling on President Obama to stand up and stop the FCC from killing the Internet. And this week he spoke up loud and clear for the first time since his FCC chairman announced a disastrous plan to end the Internet as we know it.

Here's what President Obama said1:

"One of the issues around Net Neutrality is whether you are creating different rates or charges for different content providers.

That's the big controversy here. So you have big, wealthy media companies who might be willing to pay more and also charge more for spectrum, more bandwidth on the Internet so they can stream movies faster.

I personally, the position of my administration, as well as a lot of the companies here, is that you don't want to start getting a differentiation in how accessible the Internet is to different users.

You want to leave it open so the next Google and the next Facebook can succeed."

We know from experience that we need more than words from President Obama. But his public statement -- after CREDO members have poured in over 3,031,356 petitions signature, 137,210 official public comments and 26,336 phone calls -- means huge momentum for our campaign.

Now we must put President Obama's FCC on notice. We need your help to make sure the FCC chair, along with the other five commissioners, all of whom were appointed by President Obama, get the president's message loud and clear.

We're joining with our friends at MoveOn to flood the FCC with faxes containing the president's pronouncement that creating fast lanes and slow lanes on the Internet is against his personal position and the position of his administration.

Click here and we'll send a free fax on your behalf to the FCC with President Obama's remarks supporting Net Neutrality.

This week, after months of silence, the president finally delivered a strong message in support of Net Neutrality. This would not have happened without your pressure. But our job isn't done.

Just because President Obama has made a speech, doesn't mean his administration is going to take action. That's why we need to ramp up the pressure and make it clear to the FCC that we will accept nothing less than full abandonment of Chairman Wheeler's plan to institute fast and slow lanes on the Internet. The commissioners must instead reclassify broadband as a telecom under Title II so that the Internet can be regulated as a public utility with no discrimination allowed.

Click here to have us fax a free copy of President Obama's statement on your behalf to the FCC.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. "Obama on net neutrality: My administration is against Internet fast lanes," Brian Fung, The Washington Post. August 5, 2014

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