Centuries of discriminatory beliefs and practices continue to result in the murder and marginalization of Black people in America, making it necessary to educate our society over and over again. In this quest for liberation, we’ve found a critical tool: the internet.
The free and open internet is once again under attack as Trump's FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, is threatening to roll back crucial protections. If Pai gets his way, massive cable and phone companies will have the power to control what we see and do online, creating “fast lanes” for those who can afford to pay — and leaving the rest of us in the dust.
The Trump FCC is carrying out its quest to kill Net Neutrality in a distinctly undemocratic way — including banning some activists from ever attending the agency’s public meetings. And that’s just one in a growing number of incidents in which the FCC has cracked down on the rights of people who support Net Neutrality.
The fight to save the internet is heating up as millions of people around the nation mobilize for real Net Neutrality — but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is still clinging to his worn-out industry talking points.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai officially released the agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking last week to begin a process intended to undo the 2015 Open Internet Order and roll back vital Net Neutrality protections. Unfortunately, the proposal is as bad as we expected.