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E-M:/ Demand Net Neutrality from Congress

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Dear Friends, 

As intense users of internet services for organizing, information and 
action, the citizen environmental movement must absolutely insist 
on maintaining internet carriers as common carriers that abide by 
the principle of "NET NEUTRALITY."

As early as tomorrow the House Commerce Committee will vote on 
legislation that may erode net neutrality.   There is a substantial 
effort by SBC/ATT and the cable companies to end net neutrality in 
favor of charging content providers more to gain access to the internet.

Such a national policy would open the way for giant telecommunications
and cable companies to price non-profit organizations out of the market
on providing a full measure of web content.   As a citizen-based movement 
we cannot let that happen.

This battle now features "astroturf" web sites and organizations intending to 
mislead the public....sites that are run by ATT and the cable companies.

At a time when outfits like ATT/SBC are now allowing NSA to spy on Americans
by providing gateways to security organizations to run data mining operations without
search warrants or just cause, think of the overall implications of allowing these
large internet access monopolies such a stranglehold over the communications means of 
the future.

Here is a posting that will introduce you to this issue.   Please contact your 
US Representative on Wednesday about the pending movement of this legislation.


Alex Sagady 
EM Listmanager

Alex J. Sagady & Associates        http://www.sagady.com

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