[act-ma] 12/07 Defend Net Neutrality: Boston Protest
cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Dec 6 09:55:06 PST 2017
Defend Net Neutrality: Boston Protest
Thursday Dec 7th, 5-7 PM
Verizon (745 Boylston St, Boston)
The FCC wants to repeal net neutrality. This could be the end of a free
and open internet.
On December 7, one week before the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) is set to vote on repealing net neutrality, we'll protest at
retail stores across the U.S. and demand that Congress stop the FCC from
destroying the internet as we know it.
One of the biggest opponents of net neutrality is Ajit Pai, current FCC
chairman and former Verizon lobbyist. If he and the Trump administration
have their way, our free and open internet could be a thing of the past.
We can’t let this happen.
WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?
Net neutrality means that internet service providers — like Verizon,
Comcast, or AT&T — can’t pick and choosewhich sites you have access to.
Whether it’s an email from your mother, a bank transfer, or a streamed
episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, your data is treated equally.
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The Trump administration wants to repeal net neutrality. That would be a
disaster for free speech and access to information.
Imagine if your phone company could mess with your calls — through bad
connections or frequent dropped calls — when you tried to order pizza
from Domino’s, because Pizza Hut is paying them.
Without net neutrality, your internet service providers can choose which
web pages load quickly and which sites get blocked, based on things like
their own corporate interest or dislike for a certain site’s political
viewpoints. They can play favorites or charge more money for faster
delivery to certain websites.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT THE INTERNET?
Join us on December 7 at 5:00 PM to protest in front of the Verizon
store in Boston (745 Boylston Street).
Tell your friends to attend protests in their areas. Find more events
here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/ <https://www.battleforthenet.com/>
Call your members of Congress today and tell them to oppose Chairman
Pai’s plans to dismantle net neutrality:
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