World comes together for week of action against Big Telecom attempts to make Internet slower, more expensive, and more like cable TV

Grassroots Week of Action organized by Canadian Internet freedom group OpenMedia is launched against a backdrop of crucial upcoming decisions that could force hundreds of millions into an Internet slow lane

VANCOUVER, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Millions of Internet users from across the globe are standing together to defend the open Internet, and push back against attempts by large telecom conglomerates to undermine net neutrality and consign millions to an Internet slow lane. That's the message of a huge new international campaign led by Canadian Internet freedom group OpenMedia, launching this morning.

OpenMedia is collaborating with over 50 organizations from over 20 countries on a Week of Action which will rally Internet users, digital rights groups, and tech companies across the globe to show a united voice for net neutrality. Supporters of the campaign include BitTorrent, Boing Boing, Daily Kos, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Fundación Vía Libre, Greenpeace, reddit, SumOfUs, and many others.

Read more: https://openmedia.ca/news/big-telecom-v-the-world

SOURCE: OpenMedia.ca

For further information: Josh Tabish, Campaign Coordinator, OpenMedia, 1-778-990-1218, josh@openmedia.ca

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