GeneralWhen we log onto the Internet, we take a lot for granted. We assume we'll be able to access any Web site we want, whenever we want, at the fastest speed, whether it's a corporate or mom-and-pop site. We assume that we can use any service we like -- watching online video, listening to podcasts, sending instant messages -- anytime we choose.
What makes all these assumptions possible is Network Neutrality.
Network Neutrality -- or "Net Neutrality" for short -- is the guiding principle that preserves the free and open Internet. Put simply, Net Neutrality means no discrimination. Net Neutrality prevents Internet providers from blocking, speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination.
The nation's largest telephone and cable companies -- including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner -- want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow and which won't load at all. They want to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services, and streaming video -- while slowing down or blocking their competitors.
- May 7, 2009 3:44 PM Citizens Thwart Sneak Attack on Internet in N.C.
- May 6, 2009 3:48 PM Net Neutrality Defended in the EU
- Apr 29, 2009 3:53 PM Grading the Internet President
- Apr 29, 2009 3:51 PM AT&T Quietly Updates its Wireless Plans (Again)
- Apr 24, 2009 3:56 PM Time Warner Cable Wants to Take Internet Away From N.C. Residents
The SavetheInternet.com Coalition is more than a million everyday people who have banded together with thousands of non-profit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom. The Coalition believes that the Internet is a crucial engine for economic growth and free speech. We are working together to urge Congress to preserve Network Neutrality, the First Amendment of the Internet, which ensures that the Internet remains open to new ideas, innovation and progress. From its beginnings, the Internet has leveled the playing field for all. Everyday people can have their voices heard by thousands, even millions of people. The SavetheInternet.com Coalition -- representing millions of Americans from all walks of life -- is working together to ensure that Congress passes no telecommunications legislation without meaningful and enforceable Network Neutrality protections. Coalition members include Vint Cerf (known as the 'father of the Internet'), Moveon.org, the Christian Coalition, Gun Owner's of America, PETA, and many more.
How can YOU help?
Help us get to 2 million strong for Net Neutrality!Sign the Net Neutrality Petition today and tell Congress and the FCC to support a free and open internet.
Have more questions? Visit our Net Neutrality FAQ....
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