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Calling the FCC is Easy

August 13th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve been ranting and raving a lot about net neutrality lately but the deal between Google and Verizon is still pending and I can’t afford to bring the noise down now.

Read my take on why net neutrality is so important here.

Sign the petition telling Google not to be evil here.

Sign the petition calling upon the FCC to stop the deal here.

Call the White House at 202-456-1111.

Finally, do what I just did and call the FCC directly at 202-418-1000 and leave a message with the receptionist asking Chairman Genachowski to stop the deal and to enact strong regulations to protect net neutrality. I’m usually very nervous on the phone but this receptionist was friendly and cordial just like the one at the White House comment line. Still, it’s helpful to have the script, which you can find here.

Oh, and the easiest thing you can do is switch your search engine from Google to Bing or Yahoo or whatever to make them think twice about how profitable this deal would actually be for them.

If the multi-national corporations take control of the internet, it’ll only be a matter of time before we’ll no longer be able to use it to fight these kinds of battles. The amazing thing is that the fighting is so easy—just a few mouse clicks and brief phone calls.

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