I'm looking for information about "Fight For The Future" [telecom]

Have a question or want to start a discussion? Post it! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
I've been getting emails from an organization called "Fight For The
Future," for a while now, and I'd like to know if anyone reading this
knows who funds them and what their agenda is.

FFTF appears to be trying to prevent the FCC rule change which revokes
Net Neutrality from taking effect. Their arguments, although
hyperbolic, appear well-intentioned, but out of an abundance of
caution, I'd like to know who their backers are.

The latest email I got is at <http://telecom-digest.org/fftf.html .
Thanks for your help!

Bill

--  
Bill Horne
Moderator

Re: I'm looking for information about "Fight For The Future" [telecom]
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Their major funders are on their web site.  Looks like a bunch of good
government types, mainstream foundations, and small to medium Internet
companies including Yelp and Giganews/Golden Frog.

https://www.fightforthefuture.org/supporters/

Re: I'm looking for information about "Fight For The Future" [telecom]
On 8/11/2018 2:08 PM, Bill Horne wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Major funders for one or another of their operations are shown on  
their website:

https://www.fightforthefuture.org/supporters/

Some that I'm familiar with the names are: Ford Foundation, Knight
Foundation, Wallace Global Fund, Media Democracy Fund, Shuttleworth
Foundation (Ubuntu), Private Internet Access (VPN), Credo (MVNO), Yelp
(website), DuckDuckGo (web search), Namecheap (domain registrar),
Reddit (website). And a bunch of others that I don't recognize,
including several other VPNs.

Site Timeline