Verizon Protests for Net Neutrality
Posted on December 7, 2017
December 7 , 2017
On December 7, organizers all around the country will be staging a nationwide protest against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to kill the Title II classification of internet service providers (ISPs) as common carriers, effectively ending net neutrality. In a nod to Chairman Pai’s prior role as a lobbyist for Verizon, and to Verizon’s significant support for and prospective benefit from the rule change, activists are holding demonstrations in Verizon retail locations all across the country.
In their posting on verizonprotests.com, organizers state that they hope to spur Congressional action to supersede the impending FCC vote and statutorily compel the FCC to police ISPs for net neutrality violations.
As of this posting, there are currently five protests scheduled to take place in Chicago proper, along with others scattered throughout the the northern and western suburbs and dozens more across the continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii. To find a protest near you, visit verizonprotests.com and use the embedded map tool. Start times vary by protest, so see individual protest listings for details.
Fore more information, visit the organizers’ website here.