Net Activists Keep on Truckin' at FCC

Add the FCC to the sites of net neutrality activist events Monday, the deadline for final FCC comments on its proposed new Open Internet rules.

According to Fight for the Future and Namecheap (and they have pictures to prove it), they parked a video billboard across the street from the FCC's Washington headquarters to play a steady stream of videos advocating strong network neutrality rules.

The current proposal fall short in their estimation because it is not based in Title II common carrier protections for nondiscriminatory access and allows for paid priority beyond a baseline level of service to all. 

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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.