"The ayes have it" - Historic FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

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By @TomWheelerFCC, the "Ayes have it" - @FCC votes to use #TitleII to support #NetNeutrality/#OpenInternet
This is my screen capture from the FCC webcast, taken at the very moment
the historic vote was announced. The text is the official FCC closed captioning.

February 26, 2015!

"The ayes have it" - here are my @sos_jr tweets and retweets from this most historic vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (@FCC)!!!

Official FCC Broadcast

The following is the official FCC broadcast and text from their website: fcc.gov/events/open-commission-meeting-february-2015

February 2015 Open Commission Meeting

February 26, 2015, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC


The FCC held an Open Meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015, on the subjects listed below:

  • Community Broadband:
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing petitions filed by two municipal broadband providers asking that the Commission preempt provisions of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the abilities of communities to provide broadband service.
  • Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet:
    The Commission considered a Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order that responds to the Verizon court remand and adopts strong open Internet rules, grounded in multiple sources of the Commission’s legal authority, to ensure that Americans reap the economic, social, and civic benefits of an open Internet today and into the future.


Take Action: Contact Your Representative - - Again!

If you read my September 1, 2014, Take Action! @FCC and #NetNeutrality blog post, you know that I believe that the support of net neutrality is an important issue.

Now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (@FCC), under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler (@TomWheelerFCC), has taken a vote to support net neutrality, we, the citizens that care about this issue, need to follow up with our representatives. We need them to support net neutrality.

Here is a direct link to the section of my Take Action! @FCC and #NetNeutrality blog post where you can see what my Senators (Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman) , and my Congresswoman (Marcia Fudge), wrote back to me. If you like what they say about supporting net neutrality, then please thank them for their ongoing support. If it was not clear where they stand on the issue, please let them know that you need them to take a very clear stand for net neutrality.

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

Other Information

If you need more information, and have not read my earlier blog posts, I provide links to them here.

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