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Daily Archives: November 10, 2011
Signers of Mark Udall’s petition received an email about ten minutes ago informing them that the Senate upheld the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule to prevent Internet service providers throttling down certain types of internet activity. The FCC rules were upheld by voting down S.J. Res 6 (“Disapproval of Federal Communications Commission Rule Regulating the Internet and Broadband Industry Practices”)
“I wanted you to be the first to know. Earlier today, the Senate voted 52 – 46 to reject a GOP measure to overturn Net Neutrality, the principle that guarantees all users of the Internet are treated equally and prevents large communications conglomerates from throttling bandwidth to favor certain websites and users over others.
This victory would not have been possible without your support and the support of tens of thousands of grassroots activists who signed the 20,000 Strong for Net Neutrality Petition.
Let me be the first to say a sincere “thank you” for all you’ve done.”
Read more from TheHill’s Floor Action Blog.
- Senate votes down anti-Net Neutrality resolution (arstechnica.com)
- Senate Rejects Bill to Repeal Net Neutrality (mashable.com)
- Obama to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Bill if it Passes? (techland.time.com)
OccupyGR celebrated it’s one month birthday Tuesday November 8, 2011. GA was suspended long enough to purchase libation from a local store.
A toast with root beer, a piece of light or dark chocolate and a tiny piece of yummy carrot cake rounded out the celebration after GA.