Last-minute push on net neutrality

Advocates of strong net neutrality rules have generated more than 1 million messages to the FCC or Congress since the beginning of 2015 via the Battleforthenet.com website. “You can’t buy public opinion,” Evan Greer, campaign director of digital rights group Fight for the Future, said during a press briefing Wednesday. “We very clearly have won in the sphere of public opinion.”

The FCC is scheduled to vote on new rules that would reclassify broadband as a regulated utility on Feb. 26, and with agency rules mandating a week-long quiet period on lobbying before then, groups on both sides of the long-running debate were making last-minute pitches.

 

Country: Global

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: battlefortheinternet.com, public opinion, definition, broadband, FCC, vote, net neutrality

Posted on Thursday 19 February 2015

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