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Net Neutrality And An Open Internet

On July 12, 2017, Amazon, kickstarter, Reddit, Mozilla, the American Civil Liberties Union, Greenpeace and other organizations are planning a day of action to rally support for the net neutrality regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission in 2015.

Net neutrality is the idea that all data on the Internet should be treated equally. It protects the Internet as an open and democratic space. The open Internet is consistent with core values of freedom and equality that matter to people of diverse faith and moral traditions. Moreover, America’s faith groups need the open Internet in order to operate, innovate, connect with and serve their communities.

In April 2017, an attempt to compromise net neutrality in the United States is being considered by the newly appointed FCC chairman, Ajit Varadaraj Pai.[10][11] On May 16, 2017 a process to roll back Open Internet rules, in place since 2015 began. This rule making process includes a public comment period that lasts sixty days: thirty days for public comment and thirty days for the FCC to respond.[12]

Faithful Internet is here to protect Internet freedom for the future of faithful life and social justice in America.

In 2015, millions of us rose up in a movement to protect the open Internet — and we won.  Net neutrality keeps the Internet an open platform for people of all faiths and backgrounds to communicate, create, and organize online, regardless of income, race, religion, or status.

But now President Trump’s appointee is working to reverse our victory.  We vow to be part of the resistance.

In this critical time, we need net neutrality more than ever to fight and defend the future of our democracy.  Our marches, vigils, petitions, and calls to action depend on an open Internet.

Faithful Internet is here to amplify the voices of people of faith and moral conscience to protect the Open Internet Order. When you sign up, you will be joining leaders such as Rev. William Barber, Sister Simone Campbell, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Valarie Kaur, and Rev. Otis Moss III.


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