The following is an excerpt from AJ DELLINGER | December 9, 2017 | ibtimes.com |
The United States Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote on a rule change that would roll back net neutrality protections and opponents of the proposal are making one last-ditch effort to voice their opinions.
The FCC will vote on the rules changes on Wednesday, Dec. 13 during the agency’s December 2017 Open Commission Meeting. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, activists will flood the internet with content about the looming vote as part of a Break the Internet protest .
The protest is being organized by Battle for the Net , a nonprofit organization that has been on the forefront of the fight to keep in place the current net neutrality rules that were first passed in 2015 under the Obama administration.
Instead of protesting in physical locations, like the protests that cropped up at Verizon stores around the country earlier this week, the Break the Internet protest will take place entirely online. Hundreds of platforms will place banners and other markers on their services drawing user attention to the issue of net neutrality.
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