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 Post subject: STOP AT&T, ALEC, Verizon and Comcast - it's your affordable
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:16 am 

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STOP AT&T, ALEC, Verizon and Comcast from blocking Affordable/Fast Internet

The petition reads:

Imagine having affordable, lightning-fast Internet access at your home that is 50-100 times faster than the national average. That could soon be a reality, but the shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council is working to make sure it never happens.

Nearly 20 states already have laws on the books stopping cities from providing fast, publicly-owned Internet access – and other states could soon follow suit.

President Obama just urged the Federal Communications Commission to make it illegal for states to block cities from providing affordable and fast Internet access – and the FCC is expected to make a decision very soon.

Tell the Federal Communications Commission: Protect our access to fast and affordable Internet service.

The American Legislative Exchange Council – a shadowy corporate front group that works to enact discriminatory voter ID laws, weaken gun safety laws and eliminate environmental regulations – is now pressuring state legislatures around the country to ban cities from offering broadband Internet access. ALEC is pushing its anti-municipal broadband agenda through model legislation it has developed, which one municipal broadband advocate described as “the kind of language one would expect to see if the goal is to protect politically powerful cable and telephone company monopolies.”

Many perennial funders and members of ALEC, including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner,4 stand to gain financially from these state laws because they eliminate the possibility of competition from city-run broadband services.

Petition: ... 330.oSPuXw

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