For Immediate Release

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Liz Rose, Communications Director, 202-265-1490 x 32

Industry Front Group Plans Campaign of Lies

AT&T-Funded Attack Dog Stooping to New Lows

WASHINGTON - AT&T front group Americans for Prosperity
announced a $1.4 million advertising plan to try to convince Americans
that the Federal Communications Commission is plotting to "take over the

Free Press Research Director S. Derek Turner
made the following statement:

"This is a $1.4 million campaign to tell the American people
that the world is flat. Net Neutrality is the opposite of a government
takeover of the Internet. But the truth is irrelevant to front groups
like AFP, which think that if you lie often and loudly enough, you can
brand any issue as its opposite. They are stoking fear to achieve the
goals of their corporate funders, like AT&T.


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"Net Neutrality means that nobody - not the cable and phone
companies, and not the government - can choose winners and losers on the
Internet. The Federal Communications Commission is simply pursuing a
path that will ensure that the free market works for the American
public, something that prior FCCs failed to do."

Link to the AFP campaign:


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