On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not or not to roll again Obama-generation insurance policies protecting a free and open internet. If Truth Be Told, throughout the day before today’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC not noted to mention the ancient 22 million comments on the difficulty, the vast majority of which have been opposed to its rollback.
In response, protests are being held on December 7 at Verizon retail retailers throughout the us of a. The protests were organized By Using Demand Progress, Fight For the future, and FreePress Action Fund.
Here’s what the protest organizers have to say on their Event Page:
Ajit Pai is evidently still working for Verizon, Not the public. However he nonetheless has to answer to Congress. So we’re calling on our lawmakers to do their job overseeing the FCC and talk out towards Ajit Pai’s plan to gut Title II Net neutrality protections and provides Verizon and other massive ISPs everything on their holiday wishlist.
If You Need a snappy refresher on Web Neutrality, check out John Oliver’s explainer under or go in-depth with this submit from TechCrunch author Devin Coldewey.
The long story brief on Web Neutrality is that it protects consumers and the internet from ISPs who may wish to create internet ‘quick lanes’ for Content or internet sites that they like or that pay them more.
So why protest at Verizon retailers?
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai used to work for Verizon as associate general information Ahead Of touchdown at the Federal Communications Fee. Verizon has also been a staunch opponent to Net Neutrality, lobbying for a roll-back and spending tens of millions in proceedings to ditch Title II.
Editor’s Notes: Verizon is the mother or father company of Oath, which is the parent firm to TechCrunch.
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