Today, the Internet was left in the hands of the people and snatched away from the 1%. On a 3-2 vote the FCC approved strong open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act.
This is the biggest victory for the public interest in the agency’s history.
After FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a proposal in 2014 to allow pay-to-play fast lanes online, Comcast and its pals thought they’d won the fight. But Free Press members and millions of people across the country proved them wrong.
After a year of relentless activism, Wheeler reversed course — leading to the historic Feb. 26 vote.
The cable and phone companies will do everything they can to knock this victory down, but our message is clear: Mess with the Internet, and you’ll lose.
– Save the Internet