By Sam Gustin
April 27, 2017
Article from Motherboard
Open Internet Advocates Promise to Fight the FCC’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality
Activists are organizing a grassroots movement to resist Trump’s FCC.
Ten years of fighting for internet freedom, potentially out the window because Donald Trump was elected president and chose as his top telecom regulator a former Verizon lawyer who's hell-bent on killing federal rules safeguarding net neutrality, the internet's open access principle.
That's the prospect facing open internet advocates following Wednesday's announcement that Trump's Federal Communications Commission chief, Republican Ajit Pai, intends to dismantle the legal basis for the FCC's landmark 2015 policy protecting net neutrality, the principle that all internet content should be treated equally.
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