what we support
We're fighting for Internet liberties and the online rights of all Americans and a better Internet for everyone by supporting four important ideas that promote justice, equality, and opportunity.
Net neutrality is today's most noteworthy online rights issue. While it is just one piece of the puzzle, we support the principles of net neutrality:
- Mandate Internet service provider (ISP) transparency
- Ban the blocking, discrimination or prioritization of web traffic by ISPs
- Treat mobile and fixed/wired Internet access equally
- Prevent corporate censorship and anti-competitive behavior
Open access to the Internet means that you get your choice of Internet service provider.
We believe that ISPs should be made to compete for the business of American consumers.
Every American should be connected to the Internet via fiber optic cable (i.e., FTTP, or fiber-to-the-premise) and then be able to select the ISP that best suits his or her needs and competes for his or her business.
The Constitution of the United States of America protects the rights of Americans. We believe that principles of the Bill of Rights deserve to be appropriately interpreted online.
Specifically, the Fourth Amendment states that the right against unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant issued upon probable cause should protect Americans from many of the current surveillance practices of the U.S. government.
We believe that the online privacy rights of Americans must be protected more thoughtfully than they are today.
Free speech is protected by the First Amendment and shall not be abridged for any individual or of the press.
Censorship on the Internet should be a tool for protecting the rights of Americans, not infringing upon them.
We believe in free speech on the web and uncensored access to all content that is legal to access, view, and use in accordance with federal, state and local laws.