Cisco, Verizon and AT&T/Cingular are manuevering to put the big hurt on anyone (novelists, musicians, poets, newsies, filmmakers, photographers) trying to get their content out to as many people in the U.S. as possible without significant financial resources. The Internet is currently providing thousands of voices with a multimedia format and an audience to entertain and learn from, voices that would not have been heard even five years ago. There is no dissembling the argument that if these corporations succeed, these “grassroots” voices will go back into darkness. Please join me in supporting network neutrality and together our voice will help keep the wonderful diversity of voices alive on the Internet.
Here are some resources to learn more and act:
- Find out where your Representatives in Congress stand.
- A key committee is voting this week. See if your Representative is on this committee.
- MoveOn petition (signs you up for their mailing-list)
- Call Congress today
- If you own an iPod or use Google then Net Neutrality affects you.
- MySpace video
- Coalition website
- Coalition blog
Good articles on coalition kick-off:
“Gun Owners, Librarians Unite Against Bells,” Telephony Online, April 24, 2006
“New Group Aims to â€˜Save the Internetâ€™” Cnet News, April 24, 2006
“Average Joe And Saving The Internet,” Webpronews.com, April 24, 2006