Announcement: CCDBR to Host Net Neutrality Forum Ahead of FCC Vote

Posted on December 4, 2017

In light of the considerable impact that the impending FCC vote to reverse its classification of internet service providers (ISPs) as common carriers will have on ordinary Chicago residents and Americans across the country, the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights will be hosting an open forum to discuss the issue in detail. With the looming threat of ISPs, in the absence of any net neutrality-enforcing regulations, denying citizens the right to browse the internet as they choose, and to do so securely and privately, it is more important than ever that the community understand the full range of consequences that the FCC’s vote would bring about. 

With this in mind, we are announcing that CCDBR will hold a Net Neutrality Forum on Sunday, December 10, at 4 p.m. The aim of this forum is to address community questions and concerns about the upcoming FCC policy change, and to direct those interested in taking action toward the best way to do so. The meeting is free to attend and open to all. With so much at stake, we strongly encourage any and all those who rely on internet and digital services in their daily lives to join us–only with informed and concerted action can citizens ensure a free and open internet for this and future generations. 

For event details, see our event posting here