( – promoted by Sue Prent)
We had good news last week. The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to reclassify broadband as a utility and ban slow lanes on the Internet. The vote to reclassify was the only way to truly protect the free and open Internet now and in the future.
Interestingly, the FCC votes fell along party line: three Democrats in favor, two Republicans against. The vote was also a testament to the power of grassroots organizing as thousands of petitions and calls went to the White House. Democrats did the work to protect people’s rights to a free Internet and defeated big corporations money and Telecom lobbyists spending millions of dollars over the last ten years. It came as no surprise that Republicans backed big corporations over ordinary people… again.
This should be a reminder that “we the people” can make a difference locally, statewide and nationally and, also, that it really doers matter who you vote for.