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Community Owned Internet

Karl Bode Motherboard
More Than 750 American Communities Have Built Their Own Internet Networks. A new map shows that more communities than ever are building their own broadband networks to end big telecom's monopoly.

It’s Time to Nationalize the Internet

Julianne Tveten In These Times
To counter the FCC’s attack on net neutrality, we need to start treating the Internet like the public good it is.

Net Neutrality: What Happens Next

Aja Romano Vox
The overwhelming majority of the public, including Republicans, support net neutrality. The FCC just voted to end it. Here's what happens next.

Fake Net Neutrality Comments

Rebecca Savransky The Hill
NY AG probing ‘massive scheme’ to influence FCC with fake net neutrality comments.

The Internet Was Always A Common Carrier

Fenwick McKelvey Popular Resistance
The researchers behind this experimental communication network developed by the US government campaigned for it to become a national common carrier, making its benefits available to the broader public.

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Why Net Neutrality Is a Working-Class Issue

Bryan Mercer In These Times
Net neutrality is one of the defining workers’ rights and civil rights issue of our time. We all know the internet is driving changes in culture, politics and the economy. It is also one of the key spaces where workers can organize—and where mass movements for racial and economic justice blossom and build power.

Internet Giants Launch 'Day of Action' on Net Neutrality

Steven Overly Politico
Google, Facebook, Amazon and Snapchat, along with an array of other websites and apps taking part in the “day of action,” believe a firehose of internet users can convince President Donald Trump's Federal Communications Commission to abandon its plan to gut the rules. The tactic mirrors the web "blackout" deployed in early 2012 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, which lawmakers dropped after receiving a flood of phone calls and emails.
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