Once again the Trump administration has sided with big money and against the interests of the American people. The vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end net neutrality is an egregious attack on our democracy. With this decision the Internet and its free exchange of information as we have come to know it will cease to exist. The end of net neutrality protections means that the Internet will be for sale to the highest bidder, instead of everyone having the same access regardless of whether they are rich or poor, a big corporation or small business, a multimedia conglomerate or a small online publication. At a time when our democratic institutions are already in peril, we must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect.
– Senator Bernie Sanders
December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017
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U.S. Regulators Ditch Net Neutrality Rules as Legal Battles Loom – David Shepardson (Reuters, December 14, 2017).
FCC Repeals Title II Net Neutrality Protections Amid Uproar – Ryan Grenoble (The Huffington Post, December 14, 2017).
What Will an Internet Without Net Neutrality Be Like? – April Glaser (Slate, December 8, 2017).
Neutral No More: Three Ways the Net Neutrality Repeal Will Change How You Use the Internet – Noah Kulwin (Vice News, December 14, 2017).
Net Neutrality Killed as FCC "Hands Keys to Internet to Handful of Multi-Billion Dollar Corporations" – Julia Conley (The Huffington Post, December 14, 2017).
These Are the Women Who Tried to Save Net Neutrality – Lydia O’Connor (The Huffington Post, December 14, 2017).
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Shreds Net Neutrality Decision: The FCC Is Ignoring the Will of the People – S Nicholson (Revere Press, December 14, 2017).
FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality Repeal Shows "Contempt" for Citizens Who Speak Up – Rebecca Savransky (The Hill, December 14, 2017).
"Last Gasp of the Open Internet" as Web Defenders Mobilize Against FCC's Final Move to Kill Net Neutrality – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, December 14, 2017).
The Fight for the Open Internet Isn’t Over: How the FCC’s Move to Kill Net Neutrality Will Be Challenged in Court – April Glaser (Slate, December 14, 2017).
Net Neutrality Repeal Is Only Part of Trump’s Surrender to Corporate Media – Reed Richardson (FAIR, December 14, 2017).
Fighting the Assaults on Net Neutrality and Our Economy – Harvey Wasserman (TruthDig, December 14, 2017).
UPDATES: We Can Get the FCC’s Decision to Kill Net Neutrality Overturned. Here’s How – Evan Greer (Common Dreams, December 15, 2017).
Killing Net Neutrality Has Brought On a New Call for Public Broadband – Zaid Jilani (The Intercept, December 15, 2017).
Is FCC Chairman Ajit Pai a Closeted Alt-Right Sympathizer? – Jacod Sugarman (AlterNet via Salon, December 18, 2017).
Image: A supporter of net neutrality demonstrates near the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)