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Tech giants unite to campaign for net neutrality today

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Tech giants unite to campaign for net neutrality today

The companies are calling attention to the FCC’s intention to scrap existing net neutrality regulations, which prevent US telecoms from blocking or slowing down access to web content.

Through the campaign website, people concerned about net neutrality can voice their opposition of the FCC’s plans to the commission, which is accepting comments on the issue from the public until 17 July.

According to Recode, the campaign organisers hope that they can generate a big enough backlash that the FCC’s repeal efforts could eventually be challenged in federal court.

At the heart of the issue is FCC’s plan to reverse the classification of ”Title II" of the Communications Act, which provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and forbids slowing down or blocking websites by telecoms.

The Verge collected examples of how the participating companies are informing their public about the issue on their websites.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2017-07-12 13:02

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