As the battle for Net Neutrality rages on, there is good news from the front lines. I found this in my mailbox, from Evan at FFTF (Fight for the Future). I copied/pasted all of it below, because of the important links and footnotes contained.
Read, and be encouraged. And sign the petition!
This is awesome. Governors in Montana and New York just signed executive orders mandating that all Internet providers with state contracts must abide by net neutrality rules.1
The executive orders come on the heels of more than two dozen state-level bills intended to defy the FCC’s terrible decision to allow companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to control our online experience with new fees, throttling, and censorship.2
And these measures aren’t just in coastal tech centers, they’re everywhere, and being introduced by both Democrats and Republicans.
These local initiatives are important. Not only do they put real business pressure on the ISPs to abide by net neutrality, they help show our Federal lawmakers in Congress how unpopular the FCC’s decision was, and build the case for them to overturn it using the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
So far, 13 states in total have net neutrality legislation or other pushes in the works.
Find out if your state is on the list here, and then forward this email and spread the word on social media.
We’re making net neutrality too popular to ignore. That’s how we win.
For the Internet,
— Evan at Fight for the Future
P.S. A few other wild things happened this week. Burger King put out a surprisingly awesome video about net neutrality, and sketchy anti-net neutrality astroturf tweets started popping up online. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.
Whopper Neutrality | Burger King Ad
In case some folks don’t understand what Net Neutrality is all about, Burger King compares it to buying a Whopper. After you watch the ad, you may want to pay Burger King a visit this weekend. I know I do! :-)
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