Take Action! @FCC and #NetNeutrality

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Take Action! @FCC and #NetNeutrality

On July 17, 2014, I wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler (@TomWheelerFCC) in response to his call for comments regarding net neutrality.

Please take a moment to click here to read my original
Comment to @FCC on #NetNeutrality
blog post for background information for this post.

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In my July blog post, I recommended following the @FCC, @TomWheelerFCC, and @GigiBSohnFCC on Twitter, and watching the www.fcc.gov website for net neutrality information. I also suggested following the #NetNeutrality hashtag. I wrote that there "will be opportunities for additional comments up to September 10, 2014, per..."

It is NOW September! The date for submission has been extended to September 15th! Time to take action!

Take Action - Comment to FCC

Here is information on how to send your comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about net neutrality:


Once at the new Electronic Comment Filing System at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/ please use either Submit a Filing and enter that for "Proceeding 14-28" or use the Submit a Filing (Express) for "14-28 Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet."

Take Action - Get Educated

I recommend learning more about the role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in regard to the #OpenInternet & #NetNeutrality.



Take Action - Attend the OneCommunity Annual Meeting

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See Gigi B. Sohn's bio on OneCommunity's website

We are fortunate in Cleveland that Special Counsel for External Affairs, Office of the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission Gigi Sohn (@GigiBSohnFCC) is coming to town to be honored and to present at the OneCommunity (@OneCommunity) annual meeting on September 10, 2014.

Here is a link with more details and information on how to register: OneCommunity.org/annual-meeting-announcement





Take Action - Contact Your Representative

I believe that the support of net neutrality is an important issue, so I contacted President Barack Obama, my Senators (Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman) , and my Congresswoman (Marcia Fudge), with a message asking them to support action to have the Federal Communications Commission reclaim its authority to enforce net neutrality rules.

Please take action and contact your representatives:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Members of Congress for all states can be found at:

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For Ohio, call or write:

Senator Sherrod Brown
1301 East Ninth Street, Suite 1710
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Phone: (216) 522-7272
Fax: (216) 522-2239
Toll Free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)

Senator Rob Portman
1240 East 9th Street, Room 3061
Cleveland, Ohio 44199

Phone: 216-522-7095

Where I live, my US representative is:

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge
4834 Richmond Road, Suite #150
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

Phone: (216) 522-4900
Fax: (216) 522-4908

Take Action - Read Reply Letters/Emails

Letters from representatives

I want to take this opportunity to thank my representatives for writing back to me. I have heard from everyone except for President Obama, and provided their replies as PDF files for your reading pleasure. Please click on the following image links to read these responses. Please, after reading these, contact your representatives to ask for more action.


July 31, 2014 - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler
July 31, 2014 - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

July 24, 014 - Senator Sherrod Brown
July 24, 014 - Senator Sherrod Brown


August 4, 2014 - Congresswoman Marcia Fudge
August 4, 2014 - Congresswoman Marcia Fudge


August 7, 2014 - Senator Rob Portman
August 7, 2014 - Senator Rob Portman


As I wrote in July, "I am very surprised that the FCC is even debating net neutrality. It seems to me that net neutrality should be something that the FCC would be pushing for all along." Now is your chance to let the FCC know how you feel abou this issue.