Thursday, April 16, 2009

Congressman Eric Massa : Press Releases & Statements : Congressman Eric Massa to introduce legislation designed to prevent Job Killing Broadband Internet Caps


Congressman Eric Massa : Press Releases & Statements : Congressman Eric Massa to introduce legislation designed to prevent Job Killing Broadband Internet Caps: "CORNING, NY - Today Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) announced officially that he is drafting legislation designed to prevent job killing broadband internet downloading caps. The Massa Broadband Internet Fairness Act would prohibit unfair tiered price structures from internet providers. The bill will also address the importance of helping broadband providers create jobs and increase their bandwidth while increasing competition in areas currently served by only one provider."

FJR: This issue is crucial. If this proposal is not fought, some people--the poor, the out-of-work, and many more could be limited in their ability to monitor the state of our environment. Call Congressman Eric Massa and give him your support o this issue.


This assault by Time Warner on the public to charge for Internet usage according use is going to create a set of information classes in our country. To be informed and stay engaged in our democracy is under threat by this proposal. Those who cannot afford the higher rates will have access to less of the Internet, which even now accounts for much primary information, news, and public documents. If Congress allows this attempt by Time Warner to gouge the public for Internet use, it will open the door to more attempts by more companies to do the same. Internet usage has become too important to our basic rights and freedoms to be controlled by a communications company.

1 comment:

Allie said...

I am so happy Eric Massa is taking action on this. It will be a brutal blow to this area if it passes.