FCC: Down to the Wire on Porn-Free Broadband
Assuming the vote passes at the FCC's December 18 meeting, the winning bidder on the project must agree to install a filter that blocks adult content. Critics have pounced on the idea, complaining that Martin's family-friendly plan violates Americans' right to smut. Hardly, FRC argues, since users still have the option of paying for a service of their choice or removing the filter once they have proven to be 18 years of age. For parents burdened by web fees and cautious about Internet sleaze, the proposal is a win-win.
FRC has been supportive of the idea since it was developed and presented to Martin, and our team will continue to work with the administration to see it through. However, if the project does not have the support of at least three of the five commissioners on December 18, the issue may not be raised again before the agency switches hands.
Join us in nudging FCC Commissioners Deborah Taylor Tate (202-418-2500), Michael Copps (202-418-2000), Jonathan Adelstein (202-418-2300), and Robert McDowell (202-418-2200) to support Martin's plan by contacting their offices.
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