BREAKING: Trump to “dismantle net neutrality”

Hi,

It’s been just 19 days since the election, and Net Neutrality is already in deep, deep trouble.

Trump has called Net Neutrality an “attack on the Internet” and “top down power grab” and hired a consultant paid by Verizon to manage the transition of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1]

Meanwhile, the FCC has frozen all decision-making so that the next decisions about the future of Net Neutrality will be made by whoever Trump appoints to the commission.

With Net Neutrality on the chopping block, our friends at CREDO Mobile have selected Fight for the Future to receive a significant grant to help fight back, along with two other groups.

Now CREDO Mobile is holding an online survey, and by voting for Fight for the Future, you can make sure we have the money to win without spending a dime.

Click here to vote for Fight for the Future and help provide the funding boost we need to save Net Neutrality.

Check out some of these quotes from leading tech industry sources:

  • The Washington Post: “How Donald Trump could dismantle net neutrality.”[2]
  • Boing Boing: “Trump is likely to gut … net neutrality”[3]
  • Bloomberg News: “Net neutrality will be on the chopping block in early 2017.”[4]
  • Forbes: “Expect major changes that limit–or eliminate altogether–net neutrality protections in America.”[5]

This is why the stakes are so high.

  • Holmes & Tiffiniy at FFTF <team@fightforthefuture.org>
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BREAKING: The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump transition team is preparing to “dismantle Net Neutrality.” Will you chip in to help save Net Neutrality?

No matter what you think about the election, one thing is clear: Net Neutrality is in the cross hairs.

Donald Trump has called Net Neutrality an “attack on the internet” and a “top down power grab,” even though neither of those things is true.[1] Many members of Congress are already making plans to gut the rules we worked so hard to win.

And now Trump has has put Jeffrey Eisenach, an anti-Net Neutrality crusader funded by Verizon, AT&T, and Clear Channel, in charge of the FCC transition.

That’s why The Washington Post is reporting that Trump is on the verge of “all but erasing” Net Neutrality.[2]

But this isn’t the first time telecommunications lobbyists thought Net Neutrality was dead–and every time the public backlash has been enormous. Now we need to fight again.

Will you chip in to help save Net Neutrality?

The FCC’s Net Neutrality rule is the only thing stopping Comcast, AT&T, and Time Warner from blocking, throttling, and censoring the Internet either for political reasons or for profit.

Trump will definitely have the power to go after Net Neutrality if he wants to. He’ll soon pick a new FCC chairman and shortly after will get to replace the swing vote on Net Neutrality at the FCC.

That’s why one top industry analyst this week said that under Trump, “Net neutrality has a big target on its back.”[3] And Breitbart News, the alt-right news website run by Trump strategic advisor Steve Bannon said last week that “Net Neutrality is dead.”[4]

But we heard the same predictions of doom for Net Neutrality when George W. Bush and Barack Obama were in office too. Every time, we used the collective power of the internet to defend freedom of expression and openness online. And we still haven’t been beaten.

When Barack Obama proposed bad policies on Net Neutrality, we stood up to him, and won. Now we’ll do the same with with the new president. And all the evidence so far says that under President Trump, Net Neutrality is in deep, deep trouble.

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