Net Activists Plan Rally Before Pai Field Hearing

Free Press said Tuesday that, along with Common Cause and Center for Media Justice, it is planning a rally outside the Oct. 21 network neutrality field hearing in College Station, Tex., hosted by Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai.

The hearing is at 10 a.m., the rally at 9.

According to Timothy Karr, campaign director for Free Press, they have been pushing the FCC for months to host hearings on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed new rules. "[As of now, this event is the only one of its kind on the calendar...[Commisssioner] Pa, who opposes Net Neutrality protections, is at least willing to hear from the public."

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John Eggerton

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.