Home » Money

Activists gather at University Verizon to protest net neutrality rollback

10 December, 2017, 04:26 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Activists protest the rollback of net neutrality regulations in front of Ann Arbor's Main Street Verizon store

Next week the FCC will vote on a plan to scrap its own 2015 regulations, called the Open Internet Order, which prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing down access to any sites they don't care for.

"For nearly 20 years, the internet thrived under the light-touch regulatory approach established by President Clinton and a Republican Congress", Pai said in a statement in November.

Valerie Walker of Indivisible Bangor said, "The best outcome would be for net neutrality rules to stay in place and not have our internet privatized".

Ajit Pai and other supporters for the repeal of net neutrality claim that net neutrality "stifles innovation", yet this is simply not true.

A group of internet advocates got together in Fayetteville to protest Net neutrality. Companies such as Google and Facebook were only able to reach the level of success that they did because of Net Neutrality. If net neutrality ends, "we're paying more for less".

"I'm seeing real democracy emerging through the internet", said Michael T. Owen.

Ending Net Neutrality supports a classist lifestyle. Mr. Owen expects that whatever happens, net neutrality will be ended. You may have seen this Thursday's protest on Broadway.

At one point, a manager and salesperson from the Verizon Store came out to hand out leaflets labeled "Verizon Supports the Open Internet", and told protesters that Verizon did not disagree with them. So, [our protest] is two-fold. Many have come out and spoken against repealing this regulation, yet the FCC, specifically chairman Ajit Pai, continue to ignore this outrage, focusing only on the potential profit - Mr. Pai was a lawyer for Verizon, which has stated outright that if these regulations were removed, they would introduce "fast lanes" for websites that paid more and throttle the speed to websites that did not choose to pay for this service, whether due to their belief that the internet should be free to all to browse as they see fit, or because they simply can not afford to pay such a fee.

Messages seeking comment were left with Verizon.


  • Soul Calibur 6 Announced, First Gameplay Details Revealed

    Soul Calibur 6 Announced, First Gameplay Details Revealed

    Soulcalibur VI tunes the battle, movement, and visual systems so players can execute visceral and dynamic attacks easily . The weapons and character roster is apparently "stellar" and even more so when "combined with a simple control layout".

    Amazon launches Prime programme in Singapore

    Amazon have launched Prime in Singapore offering free delivery on millions of products along with streaming media benefits. Though everything points to an eventual local Amazon online store, he remained mum about their plans.
    Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users

    Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users

    The outage follows a similar problem for Facebook Messenger on November 30, when users reported being unable to send messages. It's now only available in the United States while it is being trialled and you can also only access it via an IOS device.
  • Winter Storm Benji in Photos

    Winter Storm Benji in Photos

    The Pinpoint Weather Team expects the snow to pick up Saturday afternoon and evening before coming to an end Sunday morning. All routes that use a freeway or expressway will be detoured onto the access road until at least 8:00 a.m.
    Whistleblower: Michael Flynn Said That Russian Sanctions Would Be

    Whistleblower: Michael Flynn Said That Russian Sanctions Would Be "Ripped Up"

    Mr Copson was described by the whistle-blower as responding, "I couldn't be better", and that he was "going to celebrate today". Trump's inaugural address, directing him to tell others involved in the nuclear project to continue developing their plans.
    Astronomers Find the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered

    Astronomers Find the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered

    The newly-discovered black hole is part of a quasar , meaning it sits at the center of a cloud of gas that it's slowly swallowing. That dates it to a time when the first stars started to light up the inky blackness of the early universe.
  • Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor starrer 'Fanne Khan — New Logo

    Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor starrer 'Fanne Khan — New Logo

    Interestingly, it will clash with Anil Kapoor's another film, titled Fanne Khan , which is also releasing on Eid next year. Producer Ramesh Taurani who has been associated with the project from the first installment welcomed Anil Kapoor.
    Flu season is nothing to sneeze at

    Flu season is nothing to sneeze at

    For the elderly or others who are especially vulnerable, a doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication to help lesson symptoms. Don't underestimate how sick flu can make you, Mills cautioned. "It hits you like a freight train", she said.
    Google to yank Youtube from Amazon in nasty giant fight

    Google to yank Youtube from Amazon in nasty giant fight

    The latest dispute is over the e-commerce company's refusal to sell some Google devices that compete with Amazon's products. The video service will be pulled from the Echo Show today, while Fire TV owners will lose access to it on January 1, 2018.
  • Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

    Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

    He explained that the studio refused to give him some time off to deal with a very sick parent and with his own poor health. However, Singer's version of the film was - at the time of his firing - only three weeks away from completing filming.
    Apple Fixes Bug That Let Hackers Wrest Control of Smart Home Devices

    Apple Fixes Bug That Let Hackers Wrest Control of Smart Home Devices

    The fix does, however, disable remote access to shared users, but this will be restored in a software update next week. Apple has been making news headlines in the past few weeks for security issues in its iOS and macOS products.
    A new Portal game will launch this month-Bridge Constructor Portal

    A new Portal game will launch this month-Bridge Constructor Portal

    A new Portal game is an obvious indication of a new Half Life 3 game. Additionally, GLaDOS singing Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive" is.


Priyanka Chopra tops world's sexiest Asian woman list again
The 35-year-old actor who has a huge following of 20 million on Instagram, will be seen in more global projects. The actor has topped the list of 50 Sexiest Asian Women, a poll conducted by London-based weekly Eastern Eye .

National Hockey League teams will be allowed to spend more next season
The NHL was specific in pointing out that Seattle is likely an expansion team, not a relocation like some had speculated. We keep the arena on track. "I have every confidence that that partnership will go very smoothly".

Men director Bryan Singer sued over alleged rape of a minor
Egan eventually dropped his lawsuit Herman later apologized to Ancier and Neuman, who had sued for malicious prosecution. The suit says Singer then locked the door and forced the teen to perform oral sex on him before raping Sanchez-Guzman.

Yankees On Stanton's List Of Preferred Teams
The will-he, won't-he story of Giancarlo Stanton's offseason continues to be carried by national baseball reporters. Meanwhile the Yankees, tempted as they may be, are convinced they'll get there without adding such a weapon.

Why Do I Need Two Instagram Apps?
Instagram Direct is now available only in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Uruguay. Installing Direct will remove the messaging functionality from the main Instagram app.

The House Passed a New Concealed Carry Bill That's Causing a Stir
There is a bill that is backed broadly in the House and has enough Senate Republican support to beat a filibuster. They were among 14 national Republicans to vote no on the bill. "I think it is frightful ", Zacker said.

Men: Dark Phoenix - Fiery First Image Revealed
But in next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix , Turner will play the fiery antagonist as Jean Grey will transform into the Dark Phoenix . However, Chastain is rocking the silver locks. "The thought of not working with them is nearly excruciating to me", Turner said.

Sensex leaps to biggest single-day gain in a month
Asian major also settled higher on Thursday with Nikkei 225 index climbing over 1 per cent followed by Hang Seng 0.28 per cent. The Nifty mid-cap and small-cap indices climbed by 1.43 per cent and 1.44 per cent, respectively.

Tennessee Finalizes Deal With Jeremy Pruitt
Twice Pruitt has been named a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes annually to the top college football assistant coach. The story began to pick up steam when Tennessee appeared to have hired Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano .

Storm Caroline batters Ireland overnight as Met Eireann warns of icy washout
Transport networks face widespread disruption and power cuts are possible as a result of the extreme weather, the forecaster said. Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.