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Net Neutrality Advocates Plan Protests for December 7 at Verizon Stores | Tech Crunch

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Written by JoAnn Chateau

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to announce the dissolution of Net Neutrality protections on December 14, 2017. In response, Net Neutrality supporters are staging a nation-wide protest at Verizon retail stores on Thursday, December 7.

Why is Verizon spotlighted over the other big Internet service providers? The current FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, formerly served Verizon as Associate General Counsel. The protest also emphasizes how corporate interests have infiltrated U.S. government agencies.

“On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments on the issue, the majority of which were opposed to its rollback.

In response, protests are being held on December 7 at Verizon retail stores across the country. The protests were organized by Demand Progress, Fight For The Future, and FreePress Action Fund…”

~ Jordan Crook 

READ MORE: Net Neutrality Advocates Plan Protests for December 7 at Verizon Stores | Tech Crunch

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About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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