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April 24 at 7:04pm

Don’t Let Them Shut Down Your Independence!

Ted Hope Blasts FCC Proposal To End Net Neutrality” proclaimed Variety today.  Meanwhile…  [...]


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January 22 at 9:29am

The Future Of Indie Film Is At Stake

The future of  is at stake. Please sign this petition:

Verizon struck the final blow against Net Neutrality when a federal appeals court ruled in its favor and struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order. The FCC must take action now to stop the corporate takeover of the internet. 
 

 


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August 3 at 9:20am

Saving The Internet Through Storytelling

Today’s guest post is by John S. Johnson.  The Harmony Institute, a research group that John runs, is offering a free new guide to help combat the Telecom’s tales in their efforts to end net neutrality.  Here he explains a bit of the why and wherefore you need to download it (for free!) and read it NOW.

In 2010 it’s easy to forget how profoundly the Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, interact and access information. When you logged on this morning to check your email, bank statement, or local news you may not have noticed that there are very few limits placed on the sites and services you have access to. While some people must crash the couch of their best friend to catch the latest HBO release, since he’s subscribed to all premium cable channels while they’re still stuck with rabbit ears on their TV, no one has an edge over anyone else when it comes to what we can access on the Internet.

Yet this principle of net neutrality that allows all sites, services and applications on the Internet to have equal access to consumers, and vice versa, is being fundamentally threatened. Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking to revise rules that have kept Internet Service Providers (ISPs) at bay for decades. These companies, like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon, would love to become the gatekeepers of the Internet, reserving preferential bandwidth for those sites and services that make them the most money.

And I can guarantee you HopeForFilm is not one of those sites. [...]


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March 10 at 4:59pm

Could We Have A FREE Wireless Internet?

The FCC Chair, , is suggesting that we may have an opportunity to have a free wireless internet. It would be wonderful if the government could do something that benefits citizens and not the corporations for a change — although FREE internet access could certainly drive e-commerce for everyone too.

The WSJ Blog ran this story the other day and reported that the:

FCC chairman suggested that the agency consider setting aside “spectrum for a free or very low cost wireless broadband service.”


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