'America's Got Net' Contest Deadline Extended

Lora Bentley

Last month, the Open Internet Coalition announced its "America's Got Net" YouTube video contest. In an effort to promote net neutrality, the coalition is soliciting members of the public to make a video of themselves describing why they love the Internet and how it has empowered them and upload it to YouTube.


The original deadline was midnight PST July 31, but since the net neutrality debate continues on Capitol Hill and within the Federal Trade Commission, the contest deadline was extended to Aug. 15. Now, according to an e-mail from The Open Internet Coalition, the deadline has been extended all the way to Sept. 30 at midnight PST.


Open Internet Coalition Executive Director Markham Erickson said:

This issue is about more than the impact on big companies. It is about the 230 million Internet users in the country who care about being able to access open, fast and affordable broadband. That is why we are encouraging all Americans to take this opportunity to speak up. Tell us what the open Internet means to you and demand the FCC protect it.

One winner will be chosen in each of three categories: small business, everyday Web user and nonprofit/charity.

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