Despite our efforts, the House passed H.R. 2666, the so-called No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, which purportedly prevents the FCC from regulating broadband prices but actually blows a hole in the FCC's Open Internet rules, so Free Press helps you tell your Senators to reject the anti-internet freedom bill. H.R. 2666 injures internet freedom by preventing the FCC from regulating broadband pricing, thus allowing broadband corporations to hide their net neutrality circumventions within fees, data caps, and tiers of service, so that the big telecoms could force you to watch junk news and reality show rubbish before taking you to the website you want to visit. Of course, good Americans who are already paying too much for cable are no doubt wondering why Congress opposes rate regulation so much. Thankfully, the House vote was basically a party-line vote that wouldn't be able to overcome a promised Obama veto if repeated. But talk to your Senator anyway. The time to communicate your will is always now; the time to flex your power is always now.
Meanwhile, in a peripherally-related note, the Parents Television Council still helps you tell your Congressfolk to allow people to buy their cable channels a la carte. As we discussed above, the internet is as great as it is because we can visit the sites we want to visit, without having to sit through all the mind-numbing content that big telecom corporations would prefer us to see because it attracts big advertising money. What these corporations want, then, is for the internet to be like cable TV, where you paying for dozens of channels you not only don't want but which you may find offensive -- MTV and FX for my brethren on the right, and any cable news channel for me. Forcing cable corporations to offer their channels a la carte would give you the measure of freedom you deserve as a TV viewer. And to those who say a la carte would hike your cable bills: cable prices rose rather faster than inflation between 1995 and 2011, so what would you be losing with a la carte? I know what you're losing without it -- your freedom.
UPDATE. For whatever reason, the Parents Television Council email tool from the second paragraph above works only with some difficulty. You can always call your House Reps and Senators directly, however, using the tools in the upper left-hand corner of this page.