Internet Freedom Threatened by Telecommunications Industry Lobbyists

June 10, 2006

On Thursday, Congress passed the Cope Act, a bill that would allow phone, cable and other Internet service provider companies to regulate web site delivery--despite 800,000 signatures for Net Neutrality gathered by SaveTheInternet.com.

It now falls to the Senate to save the free and open Internet. Fortunately, Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Byron Dorgan (R-N.D.) have introduced a bipartisan measure, the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2006" (S. 2917), that would provide meaningful protection for Net Neutrality. This excellent bill may be introduced as an amendment when the Senate takes up its own rewrite of the Telecommunications Act later this summer. The next key hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled for June 20.

Help save the free and open Internet. Sign the petition at SaveTheInternet.com before the Senate hearing.