Demand Progress Seeks Bucks to Buck Net Neutrality Suit

Demand Progress, one of the groups that pushed for Title II reclassification of ISPs by the FCC, is using the lawsuits filed against that decision to try and raise money.

In an email solicitation this week, the group pointed out that lobbyists and their "array of lawyers" have had success in the past blocking net neutrality regs. Comcast sued and won against an FCC action based on its open Internet principles, then Verizon sued and won against the FCC's first attempt at network neutrality rules in 2010.

"So it's not enough to let government lawyers fight this on their own," Demand Progress said. "We need to make sure the public is speaking out too. We've come too far to let Net Neutrality get killed by an army of corporate lawyers. Will you chip in $5 to help fight back?"

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.