Posted on February 22, 2018
How CREDO is fighting to protect net neutrality
When Donald Trump’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) decided on a party-line vote last year to dismantle regulations governing net neutrality, Big Telecom took a victory lap. Their plan to install former telecom lobbyist Ajit Pai as chairman of the FCC appeared to have paid off.
Fortunately, CREDO and our allies aren’t wavering in the battle to protect net neutrality. In fact, we’re ramping up the fight.
As Big Telecom continues to wage a full-scale public relations and lobbying effort to prevent any restoration of the net neutrality rules, CREDO and our allies are pressuring lawmakers in Congress and statehouses across the country to protect net neutrality.
In the wake of the FCC’s chaotic comment period – which was corrupted by millions of fake comments – and its subsequent disastrous decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet rules, we called on Congress to pass a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to restore net neutrality. Nearly 200,000 CREDO activists signed our petition, and our members generated close to 5,000 calls to key Senate offices. Fifty senators have already signed on, and we’re just one vote away to ensure this passes the Senate.
In addition to our pressure campaign on members of Congress, we’ve taken the fight into states across the country. We’ve called on the California State Legislature to pass legislation to protect a free and open internet in California, and at least 17 states have introduced net neutrality legislation, four governors have issued executive orders and more than 20 states have filed lawsuits to stop the net neutrality repeal.
CREDO is working hand-in-hand with our allies, including Demand Progress, Fight for the Future and Free Press, to organize and push back against Trump’s FCC. In fact, through CREDO Mobile’s donations program powered by our customers, we’ve donated more than $2.6 million to progressive groups fighting for a free and open internet.
If you’d like to help us keep up the fight to protect net neutrality, here are some ways you can take action:
- Sign our petition urging Congress to pass a joint resolution to overturn the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.
- Call key Senate offices urging senators to sign on to the joint resolution. We only need one more Senator to sign on, and calling these offices could make the difference.
- Join us and our allies on Feb. 27 for Operation #OneMoreVote, an internet-wide day of action, where we’ll be targeting Senate offices and demanding that senators sign on to the joint resolution.