October 24, 2008


I don't have a scientific bone in my body, but as far as I can understand, affordable internet seems important. It's probably even more important in states outside of New York, where less people are aware of this situation.So if you live in NY, click on the link for Nadler. If not, visit one of the links at the bottom of this post. This email is a little dry, so I thought I'd post an eye-catching image to remind us why we love inexpensive internet to get your interest up!


A huge decision is going to be made on Election Day that could change the lives of millions of Americans.

And it's not about Obama or McCain.

On Nov. 4, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to open unused television airwaves to provide affordable Internet services nationwide.

Tell Washington: Open the Airwaves for Everyone

Opening up these vacant airwaves -- called white spaces -- might be our best opportunity to close the digital divide.

They can transmit an Internet signal over mountains and through concrete walls. But that hasn't stopped the National Association of Broadcasters from deploying their lobbyists to try to keep us from delivering a better Internet for everyone.

FCC engineers just completed an exhaustive study that shows white spaces can be used to connect millions to the Internet without harming TV signals. But the NAB doesn't like the results, and they're trying to get Congress to intervene.

Right now, NAB lobbyists are lining up outside the door of your representative in Congress, Jerrold Nadler . Rep. Nadler needs to hear your side of the story:

Tell Rep. Nadler: White Spaces Belong to the Public

It's time we ended the NAB's decades-long effort to control our airwaves. We must move quickly to make sure we don't lose this tremendous opportunity to connect all of America to affordable Internet services.

In rural parts of the country, more than 75% of TV airwaves sit vacant. Even urban areas, where the spectrum is crowded, stand to gain from opening white spaces. Making these airwaves available for Internet access has bipartisan support at the FCC and in Congress. It just makes sense.

On Nov. 4, the FCC needs to simply follow good science with good policy -- shedding outdated standards that have placed our airwaves under the lock and key of the broadcasting lobby.

Time is running out. Make your call today:

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (202) 225-5635 or (212) 367-7350

Unless we urge Congress and the FCC to push back against the NAB and open up white spaces, we could miss out on one of our last, best chances to build a better Internet for everyone.

Thank you for taking action,

Timothy Karr
Campaign Director
Free Press


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the black cock picture, but could you please re-post it a bit bigger? (The picture, that is. The cock don't need enlarging!)

9:09 AM  

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