Tuesday is decision time for Net Neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission is finally voting on rules that could stop companies like Comcast and AT&T from blocking where you go on the Internet.
The vote is a test for President Obama and Chairman Julius Genachowski. Will they deliver on earlier promises and pass strong Net Neutrality rules, or will they cave to the phone and cable lobby and give us a fake version?
Be the first to know. The SavetheInternet.com Coalition has set up a streaming website where you can witness the vote as it happens, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Dec. 21:
Watch the vote on Net Neutrality:www.SavetheInternet.com/FCCmtg
Join us online to watch the vote and connect with others. We'll be hosting an online conversation with hundreds of other Net Neutrality supporters who are working together to protect the open Internet.
Let the FCC know that we're watching: www.SavetheInternet.com/FCCmeeting
If you plan to be in Washington on Tuesday, you can come to witness the vote in person. It's open to the public. I will be outside the meeting with other Free Press staffers to meet with Net Neutrality supporters and pass out information. Come see us and get an "I Support Net Neutrality" sticker to wear into the meeting:
What: FCC Meeting on the open Internet
Where: Room TW-C305
445 12th Street, S.W
When: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time
(If you plan to attend in person, please come early. We expect a full room.)
More than 2 million people have urged the agency to create real and lasting Net Neutrality protections. We can't let FCC commissioners turn their backs on us and vote with Comcast and AT&T.
Please join us, watch the vote live, and let the FCC know we won't rest until we've got real Net Neutrality.
1. To learn more about what's at stake on Tuesday, read this analysis by Free Press Managing Director Craig Aaron.
2. Read Saturday's New York Times editorial, calling in the FCC to fix the chairman's weak Net Neutrality proposal.
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