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VICTORY! U.S. House of Representatives finally votes to restore net neutrality

Excerpt: The people's House of Representatives finally has a majority willing to implement the people's demand for Net Neutrality. Get details on the historic vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The fight for net neutrality isn’t over yet

Excerpt: Ajit Pai is trying to destroy net neutrality, but the fight is not over. Learn what you can do to keep the Internet free and open.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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Read Patty Murray + Maria Cantwell’s Senate floor speeches in support of Net Neutrality

Excerpt: 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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Inslee signs net neutrality into law in Washington, drawing nationwide attention

Excerpt: Net neutrality will soon be the law of the land again -- at least in the Evergreen State -- following today's signing of Substitute House Bill 2282 by Governor Jay Inslee, officially titled protecting an open internet in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Victory! Washington’s House overwhelmingly votes for net neutrality at the state level

Excerpt: 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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules; AG Bob Ferguson promises to sue the FCC

Excerpt: Donald Trump's men on the FCC (Ajit Pai, Brendan Carr, Michael O'Rielly) have voted to gut net neutrality, but their decision will be challenged in court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Founding NPI boardmember Gael Tarleton calls on the FCC to protect net neutrality

Excerpt: Read Gael Tarleton's message to the FCC urging Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, and Brendan Carr not to scrap the rules that protect Internet freedom in the U.S.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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NPI to FCC’s Ajit Pai: Broadband must remain classified as a telecommunications service

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound the alarm: Net neutrality is under attack at the FCC, and it’s up to us to save it

Excerpt: Read our recap of Senator Maria Cantwell's net neutrality town hall, and what you need to do to help save the internet.
Written by:Sanjay Satish
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VICTORY!!! FCC votes to adopt strong Net Neutrality rules to protect the Internet

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is Internet Slowdown Day: We’re standing up for a free and open Internet

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Detroit: Why Net Neutrality is a Social Justice Issue

Excerpt: 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, […]
Written by:Rennie Sawade
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Join the fight against Internet censorship: An open letter to Senators Murray and Merkley

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senators Wyden, Cantwell ready to stand up to protect the Internet from censorship bills

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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