Net neutrality protests coming to a Verizon store near you today

The truth about Portugal's net neutrality, told by an expert

The repeal of Net Neutrality will have the potential to greatly reduce the ability of a discontent public from organizing, and sharing information freely against corporate elites.

With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) slated to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality on December 14, open internet advocates and free press groups participated in planned protests on Thursday at congressional offices and more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states, plus D.C.

Without net neutrality, do you trust your phone or cable company to behave themselves, or do you expect your bills to go up?

Map of plan protests at Verizon stores and other locations.

The protesters are urging Congress to stop the vote.




Valerie Walker of Indivisible Bangor said, "The best outcome would be for net neutrality rules to stay in place and not have our internet privatized". Apparently treating internet access like a utility has strangled innovation and imperiled freedom in these two short years.

"Chairman Pai, who is the chairman of the FCC, he is one that is sort of pushing the rollback of net neutrality and our current representative Doug LaMalfa is not necessarily supporting net neutrality, either".

The protest's website includes a map of almost 600 locations in the U.S. where actions will take place throughout the day, from 8:00AM on the east coast to 6:00PM on the west. Once the regulations are eliminated, providers would in theory be able to block, slow down, or charge extra for access to certain web sites. It affects social media, streaming, research, online business. But net neutrality is only a part of how the Internet is regulated.

It's up to all of us to fight for the free and open internet- or we're going to lose it.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date
Dec 10, 2017 - 04:25
At last, though, it's almost here: Netflix has posted a trailer confirming that season 2 will premiere on March 8th, 2018. Jessica Jones season 2 stars Krysten Ritter , Rachael Taylor , Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville , Leah Gibson, J.R.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mixed Reactions Locally to Franken Resignation
Dec 10, 2017 - 04:20
She also said she's been the target of "vile and partisan personal attacks" since she disclosed the incidents with Franken . Franken returns to work and says he knows he "let a lot of people down".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anil Kapoor makes a 'jhakas' entry into Salman-starrer Race 3
Dec 10, 2017 - 04:16
Interestingly, it will clash with Anil Kapoor's another film, titled Fanne Khan , which is also releasing on Eid next year. Salman took to his Twitter account to announce the addition of the " jhakaas " hero to the cast.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Bohemian Rhapsody' finds director to replace Bryan Singer
Dec 10, 2017 - 04:14
Rumor has it that there are only two weeks of shooting left before production is complete and the movie can go in post-production. According to Deadline , Singer did not return from Thanksgiving break and was not reachable for three days.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Breath Of The Wild - The Champions' Ballad DLC Is Out Now
Dec 10, 2017 - 03:51
For more information about what is included in the Expansion Pass, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass . The DLC will also grant access to nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mahira Khan bags 5th spot in Sexiest Asian Woman list
Dec 09, 2017 - 05:19
Not only that, but she is a phenomenon on social media too - now with more than 20 million followers on Instagram. Talking about the accolade, Priyanka commented: "I can not actually take credit for this at all".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top National Hockey League says it will consider Seattle expansion bid
Dec 09, 2017 - 05:18
The board of governors were coincidentally meeting about 10 kilometres south of Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club. But that doesn't mean there is a lack of speculative alternatives on the table.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Instagram is Testing a Standalone Messaging App Just Like Facebook Messenger
Dec 09, 2017 - 04:49
For anyone who installs the new Direct app, the messaging feature from their core Instagram application will be unavailable. Instagram has started testing Direct , which is a standalone messaging app for Instagram users.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First look at Jessica Chastain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Dec 08, 2017 - 01:48
Some plot details have also been revealed, as Kinberg states the film ventures into space in the opening sequence. It's unclear if that's the extent of the space travel in Dark Phoenix , but there's plenty of it in the comics.

Sensex jumps 150 points; NTPC, Tata Steel top gainers
Dec 08, 2017 - 01:42
Meanwhile, shares of the D-Mart parent Avenue Supermarts climbed 1.94 per cent after 20 lakh shares traded in a block deal . Among the Asian bourses, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.12 per cent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.90 per cent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Could be the worst flu season
Dec 08, 2017 - 01:41
According to the study, a strain of the H3N2 virus with a different outer layer protein emerged during the 2014-2015 flu season. Coconino County already has approximately 40 cases of people diagnosed with the flu virus this season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scientists have discovered an fantastic black hole
Dec 08, 2017 - 01:41
Astronomers observe the pattern occurred around 690 million years from the formation of the Universe, even before reionizatsii. That means that the black hole quasar was formed exactly during that reionization phase after the Big Bang event.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Flynn Said Russian Sanctions Would be 'Ripped Up,' Whistle-Blower Says
Dec 08, 2017 - 01:40
Cummings provided hard evidence that he wants to form the basis of a subpoena created to uproot what really happened. The whistleblower saw that the time stamp of the message was 12:11 pm, but did not read the text.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Congressional investigators discover more emails related to infamous Trump Jr. meeting
Dec 08, 2017 - 01:39
In either case, it could be some time before the matter is resolved while the rest of the investigation moves forward. The official line from the Trump Administration since day one has been that that meeting was just about adoption.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Same sex marriage will be legal in Austria
Dec 07, 2017 - 02:36
Helmut Graupner, a lawyer for the two women who brought the case, wrote in a Facebook post that "today is a truly historic day". The legislature is able to amend the marriage laws to allow same-sex couples to marry earlier than December 31, 2018.