Net Neutrality Protestors Take to Auto-Twitter

Mozilla, BitTorrent, Reddit, Etsy and Patreon are among those driving calls to Congress as part of the Break the Internet net neutrality protest scheduled for Tuesday (December 12).

That is according to Fight for the Future, which says it has created a tool that will allow protestors to auto-tweet net neutrality messages every 10 minutes in the 48 hours running up to the FCC's planned December 14 vote.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the two Republican commissioners are expected to vote to approve the chairman's proposal to reclassifying ISPs as Title II information services not subject to Title II common carrier regs--like mandatory access--and eliminate most net neutrality rules.

Net neutrality activists say that is a recipe for "killing" the open internet.

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.