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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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