CREDO Mobile released the following statement in response to today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to end Title II net neutrality protections:
“Today Trump’s FCC voted to end the open internet, siding with the wishes of corporate insiders to whom he is indebted over the vast majority of Americans and American businesses,” said Ray Morris, Chief Executive Officer for CREDO Mobile. “FCC Chairman Ajit Pai claims to be solving a non-existent problem in broadband investment, but apparently his real intent is handing control of the internet over to a handful of corporations,” he continued. “This reckless decision will threaten the next generation of innovative companies and technologies, and even more importantly it will limit the internet as a platform for free speech and civil engagement,” he continued. “CREDO Mobile, the only national telecom fighting for net neutrality, and the 5 million-member CREDO activist community will continue fighting for meaningful Title II net neutrality for as long as it takes.”
CREDO Mobile has consistently been a strong advocate of Title II net neutrality. A summary of CREDO’s work this year alone in support of a free and open internet can be found below. Additional background on CREDO’s work on net neutrality and donations to other groups leading the fight is available upon request.
190,000+ PETITION CHAIRMAN PAI: “DON’T KILL NET NEUTRALITY”: More than 194,000 people signed CREDO’s petition urging FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to “preserve the FCC’s Title II authority to protect the internet.”
4,400+ PHONE CALLS TO CHAIRMAN PAI AND COMMISSIONER O’RIELLY: More than 4,400 CREDO members have made calls to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly urging them to “defend Title II net neutrality and protect the internet as a common carrier.” Calls will continue indefinitely.
73 VIDEO STORIES ON WHY NET NEUTRALITY MATTERS: 73 CREDO members, including teachers, nurses, organizers, small business owners and seniors, recorded and uploaded their own stories about the importance of net neutrality.
100+ PEOPLE RALLY FOR NET NEUTRALITY IN SAN FRANCISCO: When FCC Chairman Pai spoke in San Francisco on Sept. 12, CREDO organized a rally to greet him, working with partners at 18 Million Rising, Center for Media Justice, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenlining Institute, Media Alliance, Tech Workers Coalition, The Utility Reform Network and other groups.
FORMAL COMMENTS FROM THE COMPANY: CREDO Mobile submitted formal comments to the FCC opposing Chairman Pai’s proposal to kill net neutrality.
CREDO CEO RAY MORRIS WEIGHS IN: CREDO Mobile CEO Ray Morris published an opinion piece, “I’m the CEO of a mobile phone company. Here’s why I support net neutrality.”
138,000 PETITION THE SENATE TO NOT TO CONFIRM CHAIRMAN PAI: After Chairman Pai ignored the overwhelming majority of Americans opposing his plan to destroy the internet, more than 138,000 CREDO members signed CREDO’s petition calling on the Senate to reject his re-confirmation to the FCC.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of more than five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct actions for progressive change.