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    Support Net Neutrality In New York State

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    (JUST PASSING THIS ALONG FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO VALUE THE NET)

    New York State just missed out on a chance to set the national standard for Internet legislation.
    On Friday, legislators in Albany closed their session without passing the "Omnibus Telecom Reform Act" -- a groundbreaking bill that would protect Net Neutrality, connect more New Yorkers to high-speed Internet services, and help revitalize the economy in many New York communities that have been left off the grid.
    Big phone and cable companies opposed this vital bill. But Governor Eliot Spitzer can put it back on a track.
    Tell the governor to make this bill a top priority.

    Call Governor Spitzer and urge him to support a better Internet in New York:
    Call Governor Eliot Spitzer
    518-474-8390

    Tell Us About Your Call
    Tell the governor to show bold leadership on the future of the Internet by publicly supporting the Omnibus Telecom Reform Act (A3980B and S5124). This bill, introduced by Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, guarantees that communications technologies will be built out to New York communities -- from the Bronx to rural Allegany County.
    The bill also protects Net Neutrality -- the fundamental principle that prevents companies like Verizon and Time Warner from discriminating against Web content. More than 75,000 New Yorkers have already signed a petition in support of this basic Internet freedom.
    If passed, this innovative legislation would set the gold standard for other states. That's why it was endorsed by a broad coalition including Consumers Union, Common Cause, Jobs With Justice, Rural Opportunities Inc., the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans, the Communications Workers of America, and Free Press.
    When he took office, Governor Spitzer promised to take on entrenched special interests like the phone and cable lobby that bully legislators and block laws that would better serve all New Yorkers.
    Now is the governor's best chance to make good on this promise:

    Tell Governor Spitzer to Support the Telecom Reform Act
    518-474-839


    As attorney general, Spitzer strongly supported Net Neutrality. As governor, we expect him to work aggressively to connect all New Yorkers to the economic, political and social benefits of high-speed Internet access.

    Thank you for tacking action,
    Timothy Karr
    Campaign Director
    SavetheInternet.com Coalition
    www.savetheinternet.com

    1. To read the bill visit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03980
    2. Visit the Albany Project, to stay updated on this campaign: http://www.thealbanyproject.com 3. Help spread the word about this important bill. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
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    Re: Support Net Neutrality In New York State

    Bravo to you for always putting this kind of info out there! Good luck!

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    Re: Support Net Neutrality In New York State

    I agree with this thread... this is something that we (NY and the US) need.

    http://www.google.com/help/netneutrality.html
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