Dear FCC Chairman, I don't want to wake up six months from now and find that the Internet has changed forever. You're facing enormous pressure not to reclassify broadband. But there is no acceptable compromise here. Just do it.
Chuck Schumer of New York and Al Franken of Minnesota are especially concerned about "instant personalization," a feature that provides Facebook partners like Yelp and Pandora with instant access to user information.
Our country is at a critical point in the effort to achieve universal broadband, and as progress towards this goal is unnecessarily stalled, we are falling further behind while other countries continue to invest.
In the Broadband Plan, the FCC says it is vital that a new 911 system with dramatically increased capabilities be deployed as a part of it's overall set of recommendations to upgrade and extend the country's broadband network.
To hear the industry and their lackeys, one would think the government not only is regulating the Internet, but also taking it over. The fact is, both before the FCC acts and after, private industry will still own what it owns.
Today, there's a vital hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, and I need your help. We need to show the telecom companies that we're going to fight even harder to make sure the Internet stays in the hands of the American people.
Congratulations, Comcast. You restored your good name and reputation by beating back the FCC. Of course, the story isn't all that simple, is it? Because the hidden story is that if Comcast were smart, it would never have brought the case.