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Read Patty Murray + Maria Cantwell’s Senate floor speeches in support of Net Neutrality

In an impor­tant vic­to­ry for our dig­i­tal lib­er­ties, the U.S. Sen­ate vot­ed 52–47 in favor of restor­ing net neu­tral­i­ty as the law of the land in this coun­try. The fol­low­ing are the speech­es giv­en by Unit­ed States Sen­a­tors Pat­ty Mur­ray and Maria Cantwell in sup­port of a free and open Inter­net pri­or to the vote.

Posted inPolicy Topics

Victory! Washington’s House overwhelmingly votes for net neutrality at the state level

Net neu­tral­i­ty may be in grave per­il at the fed­er­al lev­el, but states like Wash­ing­ton are step­ping up to pro­tect the idea of a free and open Inter­net. By a vote of nine­ty-three to five, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives on Fri­day adopt­ed leg­is­la­tion that would safe­guard net neu­tral­i­ty at the state level.

Posted inPolicy Topics, Technology

NPI to FCC’s Ajit Pai: Broadband must remain classified as a telecommunications service

Editor’s Note: The fol­low­ing are the com­ments sub­mit­ted by the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute to the Fed­er­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion in sup­port of a free and open Inter­net, oppos­ing Repub­li­can Ajit Pai’s pro­pos­al to do away with the rules adopt­ed in 2015 to require broad­band providers to adhere to net neu­tral­i­ty. Com­mis­sion­ers: Title 47 of the Code […]

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VICTORY!!! FCC votes to adopt strong Net Neutrality rules to protect the Internet

Orga­nized mon­ey may be an increas­ing­ly pow­er­ful force in Amer­i­ca and Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, but today, orga­nized peo­ple beat orga­nized mon­ey to secure a his­toric, vital vic­to­ry for Inter­net free­dom in the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca. Just min­utes ago, the Fed­er­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion’s Demo­c­ra­t­ic major­i­ty vot­ed to adopt strong net neu­tral­i­ty rules that will keep the […]

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Today is Internet Slowdown Day: We’re standing up for a free and open Internet

Today, thou­sands of web­sites around the world — rang­ing from those belong­ing to big firms like Net­flix to small non­prof­its like NPI — are over­lay­ing sym­bol­ic spin­ning wheels of death on top of their con­tent to raise aware­ness of the need for net neu­tral­i­ty, the prin­ci­ple that all traf­fic on the Inter­net should be treated […]

Posted inEvents, Media & Culture, Technology

LIVE from Detroit: Why Net Neutrality is a Social Justice Issue

This pan­el is mod­er­at­ed by Maris­sa Valeri who is Com­mon Cause’s dig­i­tal strate­gies man­ag­er. Pan­elists include Kim Lehmkuhl, Lau­ren Wil­son, and Andi Zeisler. From the pan­el descrip­tion: Ear­li­er this year, a court over­turned the Fed­er­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Commission’s (FCC) com­mon sense net neu­tral­i­ty rules, which guar­an­teed the right of users to con­nect to the web­sites, blogs, […]

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Join the fight against Internet censorship: An open letter to Senators Murray and Merkley

Edi­tor’s Note: The fol­low­ing is the text of a let­ter sent by NPI to the offices of U.S. Sen­a­tors Pat­ty Mur­ray of Wash­ing­ton and Jeff Merkley of Ore­gon this morn­ing. Dear Sen­a­tors Mur­ray and Merkley: On behalf of the team at the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute, I am writ­ing to express our strong oppo­si­tion to two […]

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Senators Wyden, Cantwell ready to stand up to protect the Internet from censorship bills

In a mat­ter of days, the Unit­ed States Sen­ate may be vot­ing on an extreme­ly dan­ger­ous bill backed by the enter­tain­ment indus­try that would allow pow­er­ful media con­glom­er­ates and oth­er big cor­po­ra­tions to cen­sor the Inter­net at will. This bill, S. 968, which we’ve pre­vi­ous­ly writ­ten about, is offi­cial­ly known as the Pre­vent­ing Real Online Threats […]