The Federal Communications Commission revealed plans on Tuesday (November 21) to dismantle net neutrality, which would lead to internet speeds being controlled by few very corporations. Organizations are now planning a series of events to put pressure on Congress and Ajit Pai, chairman of the commission.
“The only interests Ajit Pai represents are those of the few gatekeeper media companies that want to charge people more for nothing and give them less of everything,” said Candace Clement, Free Press Action Fund Campaign Director, this week.
The reversal of rules that treat the internet like a utility would help major internet providers shape access to their own financial advantage. They could slow certain sites down, push websites to pay extra for access to so-called “fast lanes,” and spell doom smaller companies unable to pay the fees. Pai claims that Obama-era rules have hindered infrastructure spending.
1. Verizon store protests on December 7
2. Billboards in congressional districts
3. Washington, D.C. protest on December 13
4. Representative phone drive happening now
5. ResistBot (text "resist" to 504-09)
5. Sign the petition
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