Just as we're suffering economically, cable giant Time Warner is trying to squeeze us even further, forcing customers to pay a steep penalty for exceeding an absurdly low monthly limit on Internet use.
It's ridiculous. But if you join our call to action right now, we can stop Time Warner from gouging users.
The company has already announced plans to impose this unfair Internet penalty in parts of Texas, North Carolina and upstate New York. But they plan to go nationwide, and Los Angeles could be next.
Take Action: Don’t Let Time Warner Squeeze Your Internet
People across the country are rising up in protest. Join them!
By signing this letter, you’re telling your representative in Congress to step in and demand a thorough investigation of Time Warner before its scam comes to your community.
Time Warner’s plan couldn’t come at a worse time. Congress and President Obama have made access to an affordable and free-flowing Internet a focus of America’s economic recovery plan.
By curbing people’s ability to use new business and educational tools, watch Internet video, share pictures with family, and connect to new government services, Time Warner is using their market monopoly to cripple the technology millions of people need to be a part of the Internet age.
The company’s scheme would cost customers $15 per month for one gigabyte -- the equivalent of one 30-minute HD television show -- with a penalty fee of $2 for every additional gigabyte over the limit. This rip-off is designed to make customers think twice before switching off their cable TV and finding the shows they want online.
New York Congressman Eric Massa has already promised to do his part to stop “this move to force customers into paying more money." But your representative also needs to sound the alarm over Time Warner:
Tell Congress: America Needs More Internet, Not Less
By speaking out in the past, Free Press activists have stopped threats to the Internet from the likes of Comcast and AT&T. Now, it’s time to stop Time Warner.