If adopted, the new rules would reverse current regulations that require Internet service providers to give equal treatment to all websites.
Ajit Pai the chairman of the FCC, will have his name infamously etched into the history books, at least what remains of them in this near-Orwellian scenario which may very likely be our future.
All over the country Thursday, groups participated in more than 600 peaceful protests in front of Verizon stores.
The repeal of Net Neutrality will have the potential to greatly reduce the ability of a discontent public from organizing, and sharing information freely against corporate elites.
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Map of plan protests at Verizon stores and other locations.
"Despite the outpouring of support for net neutrality, the three men who make up the FCC's majority remain determined to ignore the democratic process and take away the rights of internet users", said Free Press Action Fund field director Mary Alice Crim, referring to the FCC's three Republican commissioners. Apparently treating internet access like a utility has strangled innovation and imperiled freedom in these two short years.
"We're putting that protection, those consumer protections back in place".
Under these rules, your internet service providers were forbidden from slowing down or blocking traffic from certain sites. We need to see things from multiple points of view, not merely those approved by people willing to sell the consumer out for a quick buck.
Several protesters expressed their worry that the fate of net neutrality was being decided in a less than democratic way or that the end of net neutrality would allow political content to be restricted on the internet.