Protesters 'Crash' Pai Press Conference

Pro-Title II activists were escorted from a press conference at the FCC by anti-Title II commissioner Ajit Pai Tuesday morning (Feb. 10) after they "crashed" the event in an attempt to hold up a banner reading “85% of Republican Voters Support Net Neutrality.”

That banner was a reference to a pole cited last fall by The Washington Post.

Pai waited while security personnel removed the protesters, then commented that he wanted them to be able to see the FCC's order, too.

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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.