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Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee calls us all to action on Net Neutrality

    Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee calls us all to action on Net Neutrality

    Check out books by Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the WWW).

    Sir Tim's message on net neutrality is clear: net neutrality rules must stay! Together we can make sure that all of the people get access to all of the internet, all of the time.

    About Net Neutrality and the Day of Action:

    In May, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States, Ajit Pai, proposed a set of reforms that include rolling back the US’s strong net neutrality provisions. Net neutrality is important because it means all the data packets that travel through the internet infrastructure are treated equally. It doesn’t matter if those data packets are part of an email message, a movie, or a political website. This protects freedom of speech online, helps entrepreneurs and enhances democracy.

    If the FCC chooses to go ahead with its plans, it would grant large cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. A reversal of the net neutrality rules in place could render the FCC powerless to stop providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from blocking or throttling websites, and imposing extra fees.

    The FCC is consulting with all Americans on its proposed changes and we urge you to join the Battle for the Net on July 12th! Let’s tell the FCC we want them to keep their strong net neutrality rules in place!

    About us:

    The World Wide Web Foundation was established in 2009 by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right. We are an independent, international organisation fighting for digital equality — a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.

    Check us out at:

    http://webfoundation.org
    @webfoundation
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