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Eshoo Launches Net Neutrality Rebranding Contest

August 21st, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee and open Internet advocate, today launched a contest to rebrand ‘net neutrality’—the term used to describe the principle of all Internet traffic being created equal and that it should be treated as such.

In May, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new Internet traffic rules under the guise of net neutrality. But if approved, the proposed plan could split the flow of online traffic into tiers by allowing priority treatment to big online corporations that pay higher fees to broadband providers. This would mean a fast lane for those who can afford it and a slow lane for everyone else, hindering small businesses, innovators and Internet users.

“Internet users know what they want and expect from the Internet, but these days all the jargon about net neutrality rules is making it difficult to know what box to check that advances their best interest,” said Eshoo. “That’s why I’m hosting a contest on Reddit to rebrand net neutrality and bring some clarity to an otherwise muddy legal debate before the FCC finalizes its proposed open Internet rules. If Internet users care about their right to uninhibited access to the Internet, this is their opportunity to have an impact on the process, to help put the advantage back in the hands of the Internet user, and to ensure that the free and open Internet prevails.”

The contest is free to enter and the rules are simple. The most popular entry on the Reddit post will be declared the winner on September 8, 2014. Participants are reminded to refrain from using vulgar or otherwise inappropriate language.

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