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Did you know that you can call Google? I never guessed that the public could influence this communications controlling corporation. A campaign was developed for us to contact them. Just go to CallOnGoogle.Net and input your telephone number.

CallOnGoogle.Net will connect you with somebody who has influence over Google's policy decisions. You will receive a suggested script to read. Tell Google: We expect you to support Net Neutrality as aggressively as Comcast opposes it.

If your phone number is based outside of the U.S., the telephone tool won't work. Instead go to this link to sign the letter for net neutrality. This campaign is supported by Fight For The Future, The Sum Of Us and Demand Progress.

Self educate about monopolies, politics and government power.

This Explains Net Neutrality Perfectly To You

Act Now In January Before Congress Votes

Did you know that you can call Google? I never guessed that the public could influence this communications controlling corporation. A campaign was developed for us to contact them. Just go to CallOnGoogle.Net and input your telephone number.

Act Now!

UPDATE JANUARY 2015: STOP TITLE X TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY

https://cms.fightforthefuture.org/stop-titlex/

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You may take action here now. OPEN MEDIA | Fill out this form to tell the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to stop the Internet Slow Lane plan now.

  • openmedia.org/slowlane?src=156257

Listen to the Tim Danahay Show talks about the United States being ranked Number 35, the slowest internet in the world and the most expensive. In the United States, analysts said companies like Disney and Netflix would eventually seek to pass on to customers whatever they have to pay for speedier Internet lanes and allow Internet providers to charge companies for more powerful transmission of web traffic stands in contrast with new rules in Europe. danahey.com/vaporstream/

In Brazil this week, lawmakers approved a net neutrality provision that bars telecom companies from charging higher rates for access to content that uses more bandwidth.

  • nytimes.com/reuters/2014/04/22/technology/22reuters-internet-brazil.html

  • We see a reduction in public education, free speech, other forms of censorship and bullying, now we have to fight for an equal internet.

  • The Guardian Article on Net:
    theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/24/fcc-net-neutrality-tom-wheeler-stop-rules
  • Who To Call Ghost Busters? President Obama, the candidate who in 2007 promised an open, transparent and fair internet. www.cnet.com/news/obama-pledges-net-neutrality-laws-if-elected-president/

Call your Legislators today and don't delay.

  • Learn about Community BroadBand Internet Networks. You might imagine if you live in a big 'techie' state there would be savvy knowledgeable professionals who could create a better internet service for your area. communitybroadbandnetworks.com/

  • Unfortunately, my own state legislators have been bought and paid for by the Big Boys who have created a cartel. Why NC outlawed Community Networks. We have the slowest broadband internet anywhere.
    muninetworks.org/content/big-bucks-why-north-carolina-outlawed-community-networks
  • The Interest Mafia | Protectionism | The oligopoly ISPs, by all reports, would have the right to cut special deals with web companies to give them that fast lanes for carriers to hike fees on sites trying to reach customers like you and me. Which, inevitably, would mean you and I start paying more to use those sites – if we aren't already.

  • The former cable and wireless industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler is re-writing rules in favor of the telecom giants – not you, me or the internet. Here's what you can do to stop him.

  • In January, a federal appeals court rejected regulations designed to assure some measure of fairness in the way America's internet service providers (ISPs) handle information traveling through their networks. The problem, according to the court, was not so much that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) couldn't insist on what is called "network neutrality" – the idea that customers, rather than ISPs, should decide priorities for information they get online. No, the issue was that the FCC had tried to impose broadband rules under the wrong regulatory framework. And the court all but invited the FCC to fix its own mistake and rewrite its own updated rules.
  • cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3AF8B4D938CDEEA685257C6000532062/$file/11-1355-1474943.pdf

This is a potentially tragic turning point in American politics and policy. We are on the verge of turning over the internet – the most important communications system ever invented– to telecoms that grew huge through the government granting them monopoly status. Barring a genuine shift in policy or a court stepping in to ensure fair treatment of captive customers – or better yet, genuine competition – companies like Verizon and Comcast will have staggering power to decide what bits of information reach your devices and mine, in what order and at what speed. That is, assuming we're permitted to get that information at all.

"Republicans are vocally opposed to net neutrality regulations, and the House voted to repeal the FCC's order in 2011. As long as Republicans control the House, a net-neutrality bill would be unlikely to pass."

  • thehill.com/policy/technology/278493-democrat-vows-to-push-net-neutrality-bill-if-fcc-rules-overturned

The Revolving Door in All Government Positions

  • Let's all remember what happens when you let a former telecom lobbyist become the head of the regulatory agency that oversees telecoms. Influence rules.

  • Cartels created for mutual exclusivity for those in power and monopolies of the communications networks basically determine prices, who and how much bandwidth will run from each person or business receiving service. Totally unconstitutional, but that's the name of the game.

  • The major problem we have in all aspects of government concerns "payoffs" or "bribery" when those making the rules get paid the big bucks for campaigns by corporations expecting favors. This makes it difficult for the regular citizen and taxpayer to ask for the basics and expect the representative to vote in his or her favor.

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President Obama Quote on Net Neutrality

"I made a commitment very early on that I am unequivocally committed to Net Neutrality... Tom Wheeler, knows my position. I can't-now that he's there-I can't just call him up and tell him exactly what to do. But what I've been clear about, what the White House has been clear about, is that we expect that whatever final rules to emerge, to make sure that we're not creating two or three or four tiers of Internet."

QUOTE: "Fast lane is how the internet is built today”

Craig Labovitz, CEO of DeepField Networks, tracks how companies build internet infrastructure. WIRED ARTICLE QUOTE

  • http://www.wired.com/2014/06/net_neutrality_missing/

Action Item Do It Now!

Does anyone know about NET NEUTRALITY? A free internet for all. We're going to lose it, if we don't fight for it. Go to the Copybot to read the blog; then write to tom [dot] wheeler [at] fcc [dot] gov. Write “Keep the internet open” as a subject line. Do it now! Thanks everyone for your participation in the open internet.

Free Press announced that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden joined more than 1,500 groups and organizations and 50,000 individuals from more than 130 countries who have signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom since its launch on July 2, 2012. What about you?

thecopybot.com/2014/04/net-neutrality-email/

Already, we are feeling the pressure that our search engines direct and redirect us to places they want us to find, rather than the 'alternative' voices of freedom fighters, outcasts, or those with differing opinions.

Declaration of Internet Freedom

Hello fellow Hubbers, Bloggers, and those who want a free and open internet. Our Rights and Freedoms to speak out on all issues with opinions and comments may be limited. Certain legislation may change the way individuals, states and countries may view the internet.

I just signed the FREE INTERNET PETITION

People of the Web, unite! Join me and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom #NetDeclaration bit.ly/internetdeclaration Now there is 49464 Total Signatures plus one. Are you in favor of five simple principles that will be the basis of all future Internet legislation?

  1. Expression: Don't censor the Internet. Reading the stories from 2011 and 2012 you will realize forces at work in an attempt to shut down websites.
  2. Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks. Listen to the news reports detailing the possibility that the Internet may become 'tiered' access, providing faster speeds to those paying the big bucks, and leaving the poorer communities in the dust.
  3. Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate. Already, many have felt the changes when we receive a notice "blocked," "your AdSense account has be removed," and other similar messages with no ability to protest because of "proprietary" information that keeps them in control.
  4. Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions. The Internet and Newsworthy websites like Twitter grew from the OPEN SOURCE and OPEN ACCESS foundational process of innovative people, their desire to participate and share their ingenuity.
  5. Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used. Already millions of people have lost their passwords when hackers breach website security and retrieve personal data; and also large corporations datamine personal information for marketing research and even sell this information for profit.
  • act.freepress.net/sign/internetdeclaration/

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I highly recommend that all the thousands of Hubbers take a stand, voice their opinions and ACT TODAY! Write like your life depended upon it, and your livelihood may just well depend upon it. Either stand up or shut up and lose your freedoms and rights in this country. Many have joined the #OccupyWallStreet campaigns and this shall be included in our constitutional rights, as well.

Please check out ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION And this issue of protecting IP and learn about the BLACKLISTING OF WEBSITES. As you now must realize, Hubpages may be affected in this turmoil. Don't wait. Go to those petitions. Write to your local papers. Call your legislators and representatives today and tomorrow and the day after that.

  • wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173

Open this PDF document from NetCoalition.com

Search your members of Congress to contact them from CongressMerge.com

Avaaz - Save The Internet Petition | 73,468,789 have signed. Help us get to3,500,000


Petition To Protect Free Surfing The Internet

Wise-Dumb or Wise-dom

Are those in power wise or simply exerting police power? Do the legislators in partnership with monopolies rule the airwaves, radiowaves and internet surfing ability of the majority? The feifdom they plan to enact will dominate the information that everyone may download off their computers. Don't let them exercise control over you, or we will have lost the battle for freedom of speech. Don't be dumb, be wise.

Google Agrees its Time To Fight

In another one of my hubpages, I question the wisdom of Google's algorithms, reasoning and thinking, as the result disempowers many excellent authors from their income. Yet, a new legislative item needs your attention and if you agree, your vote of opposition to this change. The owners of internet mechanisms have the power to redirect and eliminate pathways for people to gain information from a variety of sources.

  • debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/Google-Versus-Suite-101-Algorithm-Changes-Disgruntle-Authors

Vote Against PROTECT-IP Act

An Internet Censorship Bill Entitled, "PROTECT-IP Act" may legislate broad sweeping regulations upon our ability to browse and search. In the similar way that the loss of power for citizens in the E.U. to purchase supplements and vitamins has already been passed, and now we all must fight back to regain our rights; if we lose surf-freedom, people will feel the punch after they've been knocked down. International Petition to protect health freedom illustrates that we must do everything to protect all of our freedoms through our voice.

  • debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/GoPetition-for-Natural-Health-by-Heidi-Stevenson

Surfactants or Surf Fact Ants

Surfactants reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved, yet we want to cause tension by alerting people with the facts on the ground. Instead of decreasing contact between the elements, we want people to have more freedom the come up with search results of their choosing, without hiding select websites. Just like big oil companies that regulate prices, We do not need 'surfactants' to manage our surfing ability for us.

No Soap Radio Waves

On complex issues dealing with freedoms and rights to access information, we can't act like serfs and be told what to do. Nor can the big arm of government 'White Wash" the issue with soap, suds or surfactants and expect a reduction in tension. Learn about natural repellents for bugs!

  • debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/Protect-Yourself-From-Mosquitoes-with-Natural-Repellents-Top-Hubpages

Analogous To BlackListing

The website for the Petition equates the outcome to potential black listing parts of the internet from public view. Read about the Petition on Demand Progress Website.

  • act.demandprogress.org/sign/protectip_docs

Join The Guard

More than 325,000 citizens helped the Demand Progress website to prevent a similar, but milder Bill from becoming law in 2010. Senators Leahy and Hatch revised the previous bill and brought it to the table again in a new, more censorial form. In effect, the United States Department of Justice, Attorney General and other copyright holders could force search engines, browsers, and service providers to block users' access to websites, and scrub the American Internet clean of any trace of their existence. Check out the Demand Progress site, read the Bill and cast your vote.

Save the Internet Dot Com

Have you been having trouble getting on line lately? It could be worse
Have you been having trouble getting on line lately? It could be worse

What Is Net Neutrality?

Watch the videos below to learn how this internet neutrality effects each of us an individuals. Our ability to communicate freely, openly and with impartiality and speed is dependent upon equality on wireless connections.

  • Aug. 10, 2010 (Bloomberg) -- David Kaut, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., talks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Mark Crumpton about Verizon Communications Inc. and Google Inc.'s joint policy proposal for how Internet traffic should be handled.
  • The "compromise proposal" restricts Internet-service providers from selectively slowing Web content that travels over their wires without applying those limits to Internet use on mobile phones, according to a blog post by the companies yesterday.

Our history has taught that monopolies can become so powerful we are controlled by a few. I don't think you want that to happen. The time for action is coming to a close. We've heard the commercials on radio and television for a few years, and read smatterings in the news, but time is running out now. OPEN THIS DOCUMENT ON SCRIBD

  • scribd.com/doc/33341243/doc-298861a1
  • FCC NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
  • June 17, 2010
  • Jen Howard, (202) 418-0506
  • Email: Jen.Howard@fcc.gov


Democracy Now on Net Neutrality Victory

Get the Message Out

TIME SENSITIVE: Speak out for Net Neutrality at the FCC public hearing in Minneapolis on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Barack Obama told America that he was for a "neutral" Internet where everyone had equal access. After the election, Julius Genachowski was appointed to head the Federal Communications Commission. Now Verizon and Google are negotiating for a deal that would allow Verizon to be the gatekeeper for services running over its Internet Protocol pipe, and Google have more powerful positioning.

The potential result will be lower speeds on the internet, more advertisements, difficulty getting on-line, monopolies having more power over what is broadcast, less innovation, regulation over the wireless communications and lots of frustrations.

The FCC Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking public comment [PDF] and feedback on reclassifying broadband service to increase FCC oversight ends today! These two items have been removed from the website.

Last Day to Act ~ August 12, 2010

The FCC should ignore the Google-Verizon proposal,
and forget about negotiating the future of the Internet with companies
that stand to gain the most from an unregulated Internet

Save the Internet

Save the Internet Dot Com

You can see that these short videos are from years ago. This information is not new. How come we are just getting the message? Our rights are at stake. Time to shout out. SAVE THE INTERNET DOT COM

Save the Internet Dot Com

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your gret information. Internet issuch a wonderful thing and they will have yet to ruin it.


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Good information on Saving the Internet. Rate Up.


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trimar7 6 years ago from New York

Someone is always trying to control or dominate everything. We need to do our best to keep the Internet "neutral." Thank you for sharing.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Trimar7 - Please pass on this information. We must take a stand and tell the controlling bodies and decision makers our needs for them to act in our best interest. Best! Debby


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I agree, NO ONE should own the Internet but we are heading for censorship and we can point fingers at China all we like, our government is no better. They play into the hands of big business and ignore citizens.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello BobbiRant ~ What steps do you recommend to get our freedoms back, and keep those we hold near and dear? We've been heading in this direction over the course of years. How do we turn the ship around?


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

It is one place people can come together against them, that is the problem. They sure don't want that. Great hub.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hi Polly ~ I added another link on this Hubpages article to the Avaaz.org petition. Many people hear about this activity through social networking, and I also heard a radio show on NPR talking about the Occupy Wallstreet activity in other states. Blessings, Debby


Kavitha Kukunoor 5 years ago

Hello Debby ~ We want or have to save the Internet for the purpose of good. Simple one is first we need to share this info with near and dear ones and also think of doing other actions.

Thank you a lot for sharing the

links/hub pages.

Regards

Kavitha


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dear Kavitha ~ I appreciate your efforts to spread this news with all bloggers and persons who want a free and open internet. Blessings, Debby


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shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

I hope everyone reads this hub!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello my lovely Shea ~ Do tell everyone to come read and take action to save our free internet. Love, Debby

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