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Received this e-mail today from Rep. Bruce Braley's (D. IA-01) U.S. Senate campaign regarding the FCC and net neutrality:
From its very beginning, the Internet has been a place where content and information flows freely. Where the website of a mom-and-pop store in Ames, Iowa is treated the same as the website of a big national chain.

It’s a principle called net neutrality. It basically means that no one can pick winners and losers of the websites and services on the Internet. But net neutrality is at risk.

A circuit court in Washington, D.C. recently struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules designed to protect net neutrality. And if the FCC doesn’t replace these rules, the free and open Internet could be a thing of the past.

We’ve put together an open letter to the FCC, urging them to take immediate action to protect net neutrality. You can sign it -- click here to add your name:

Consumers want choice and open access in the Internet. They do not want huge telecommunications companies controlling what they see.

Internet access is important. In places like rural Iowa, the Internet opens up a whole world of opportunity. It gives our small businesses the chance to market their goods. It promotes innovation and creativity.

The Internet has changed the world because it gives everyone -- regardless of income or background -- the ability to harness its power. And net neutrality is a big part of that.

Protecting the openness of the Internet is important. I’m committed to protecting net neutrality -- and if you are too, I need your help.

Join me in the effort to protect a free and open Internet. Sign the open letter to the Federal Communications Commission:

Thanks for helping out with this.


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Originally posted to pdc on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 08:01 AM PST.

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