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With the FCC just 24 hours away from passing real Net Neutrality rules, things are getting even uglier in Congress

Written by Jimmy Rustling

They’re at it again.  With the FCC just 24 hours away from passing real Net Neutrality rules, things are getting even uglier in Congress.

A few weeks ago we told you that Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton are pushing fake Net Neutrality legislation — dubbed, nefariously enough, “Title X” — at the behest of Comcast and the other big ISPs.

Today, the day before the FCC’s vote, Upton is holding another hearing in support of this cynical ploy, and to try to intimidate the FCC out of listening to the millions of people who’ve called for Net Neutrality.

Will you call key lawmakers to tell them to oppose the Thune-Upton efforts? It’ll just take a couple of minutes, and will help save the Internet.

It’s easy to see what’s going on here: Nearly every last person and organization that’s backing the Thune-Upton proposal has historically OPPOSED Net Neutrality. Now they’re making a back-handed attempt to gut the FCC’s authority to implement meaningful rules.

As the key Congressional committees held a first round of hearings a few weeks ago, you bombarded the members’ offices with tens of thousands of calls — and that seems to have brushed back potential supporters from signing on.

But it’s not a done deal yet, and we need to shut this thing down before it moves an inch.

Let’s stop this bill before it starts — please click here to call Congress now.

While the Thune-Upton bill is disguised as Net Neutrality legislation, it would actually just protect the phone and cable broadband duopoly from oversight. It legalizes a lot of harmful discriminatory practices by preventing the FCC from moving on its own to adopt and enforce rules.

We need to keep ensuring that this proposed legislation is exposed for what it is: a cynical cable-lobby effort to prevent the FCC keeping the Internet open and nondiscriminatory.

As the Upton holds his hearing today, will you call key lawmakers to tell them to oppose the Thune-Upton proposal? It’ll just take a couple of minutes, and will help save the Internet.

Thanks!

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About the author

Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.

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