Colorado Believes in Net Neutrality

Dear Member of Congress, 

The internet is not for sale. 

As your constituent, I urge you to stand with me in preserving net neutrality and the future of a free, fair, and open internet protected from exploitation by Service Providers and others seeking to imperil our free society to make a quick buck. 

Our democracy, the dynamism and strength of our economy, the quality of our education, the opportunity of rural areas, and the work and play of our families all depend upon a fair and open internet.

I strongly encourage you to communicate the value of net neutrality and a fair and open playing field to the Federal Communications Commission in advance of its vote on net neutrality. I urge you to defend Title II of the Communications Act and its rules protecting equal treatment of internet speeds, websites, and streaming and gaming services. I finally hope that you will consider opportunities for legislation that enshrines an equal playing field and protects our internet for generations to come. 

Please stand with the people of Colorado in protecting net neutrality and Title II of the Communications Act. 

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The Future of the Internet

Hangs in the Balance

Since its creation, the Internet has not only become a favorite pastime for users and an essential for millions of students, businesses, and families alike, but it has also become a key driver of social change and citizen power, and the world’s megaphone for free speech.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) currently requires that Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) such as Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and CenturyLink treat all of your online activity equally. This idea is called “open internet” and means that ISP’s aren’t allowed to favor their own sprawling media interests over other sites or gouge prices based on different activities, regardless of whether you’re streaming videos, playing online games, or hosting your own server.

 
On Dec. 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not Net Neutrality should even exist. More specifically, the FCC is voting on whether to remove ISP’s from Title II of the Communications Act—a rule that keeps ISP’s from blocking sites and ‘throttling’ internet speeds.
If the FCC’s proposal passes, the consequences will be far-reaching and dire. The death of Net Neutrality would mean that not only would you pay for Internet service, but you would be charged premiums for specific applications, websites, or uses. For example: customers who want to access social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter may be required to purchase subscriptions to access each site. Additionally, customers who frequently stream content may be required to pay more for fast enough Internet speeds to do so.

Why Would the FCC Do Such A Thing? 

For starters, it's now run by a former Verizon insider attorney. Watch John Oliver break it down. 

Ok, i'm in. now what?

Today: Sign the petition above to add your voice to thousands of other Coloradoans and send a message to your Members of Congress. Signing this Colorado petition is useful even if you've signed others. 

Today: Share the petition on social media and with friends and family by copying and pasting this link: https://www.d3indivisible.co/net-neutrality-defender

Bonus Mission: Call the 20-something staffer working at your Member of Congress' office and share your comments, so they can relay them to their boss. Phone calls on issues are counted and relayed to Washington and large numbers of calls do make a difference. See the handy call script below. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Vote for candidates who support a free and open internet at all levels of government. 

Sample Call Script

You have one representative in Congress from the 3rd Congressional District and two Colorado Senators who serve the entire state. Phone numbers for their offices in your area, Denver, and D.C. are below. Calls to both a local office and D.C. office are best. 

They serve at your behest and staff are paid to answer their phones. Be strong. Be yourself. 

 

My name is _______ and I'm calling from ___(your town)___ and zip code _______.

As your constituent, I want to talk about something that's really important to me.

I'm calling to express my support for net neutrality and a fair and open internet.

Preserving an open internet is critical to ensuring that businesses, families, students, and all internet users remain protected from exploitation by Internet Service Providers. Allowing ISP’s to decide the flow of information in our society is dangerous to democracy and unfair to consumers. 

I support net neutrality and encourage ____Congressman Tipton/Senator Gardner____ to oppose the FCC's attack on net neutrality as soon as possible before the December 14th vote. I also encourage him to explore new legislation that will protect a free and open internet for generations of Americans to come. 

Please convey my comments to the Congressman/Senator. Thank you for your time today. 

Colorado District 3 Members of Congress

 

CORY GARDNER (R)

EMAIL SENATOR GARDNER

United States Senator for Colorado

Colorado Springs
719-632-6706
102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 930
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Denver                    
303-391-5777
1125 17th Street, Suite 525
Denver, CO 80202

Durango                  
970-415-7416
329 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite I
Durango, CO 81303

Fort Collins                       
970-484-3502
2001 S. Shields Street, Building H
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Grand Junction      
970-245-9553
400 Rood Avenue, Federal Bldg.
Suite 220
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Greeley                   
970-352-5546
801 8th Street, Suite 140A
Greeley, CO 80631

Pueblo                
719-543-1324
503 N. Main Street, Suite 426
Pueblo, CO 81003

Washington, DC    
202-224-5941
354 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Yuma                      
970-228-7175
529 North Albany Street, Suite 1220
Yuma, CO 80759

 

 

MICHAEL BENNET (D)

EMAIL SENATOR BENNET

United States Senator For Colorado

Denver Metro Office
303-455-7600
Toll Free: 866-455-9866
1127 Sherman St., Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203

Arkansas Valley Office
719-542-7550
129 West B Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

San Luis Valley Office
719-587-0096
609 Main Street, Suite 110
Alamosa, CO 81101

Pikes Peak Office
719-328-1100
409 North Tejon St., Suite 107
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Northern Colorado - Eastern Plains Office:
970-224-2200
1200 South College Ave., Suite 211
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Northwest/I-70W Office
970-241-6631
225 North 5th Street, Suite 511
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Four Corners Office
970-259-1710
835 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 206
Durango, CO 81301

Washington, D.C. Office
202-224-5852
Fax: 202-228-5097
261 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

 

SCOTT TIPTON (R)

EMAIL REPRESENATIVE TIPTON

US Representative for the
3rd District of Colorado

Alamosa               
719-587-5105
609 Main St., #105 Box 11
Alamosa, CO 81101

Durango      
970-259-1490
835 E. Second Avenue, Suite 230
Durango, CO 81301

Grand Junction  
970-241-2499
225 North 5th St., Suite 702
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Pueblo                
719-542-1073
503 N. Main Street, Suite 658
Pueblo, CO 81003

Washington, DC
202-225-4761
218 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515