Net neutrality protests, Verizon stores, and the FCC

In exactly one week from today, the Federal Communications Commission will hold a historic vote to roll back Obama-era regulations that ensure telecoms companies respect the free and open nature of the internet. Unlike legislative votes, concerned citizens -- that is, anyone who uses the internet and enjoys choice -- can't call their local senator to give an opinion. But that doesn't mean your voice can't be heard.

For lack of anything better, protests are being organized nationwide outside Verizon stores. Verizon is far from the only telecoms company to support the FCC's repeal of net neutrality regulations, but its national footprint -- plus the fact that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a former Verizon lawyer -- means it's a good place to start.

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Net neutrality protests happening at Verizon stores nationwide today originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at 15:51:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.