David (Segal) Beats Goliath — Victory For Net Neutrality
This was huge! One for the good guys . . . the common folk . . . the humble blogger (moi) who was definitely going to be priced out of the high-speed lane. And yesterday, activists celebrated the FCC decision to regulate the internet as a utility, by flying a banner over and around Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters. The banner featured a glowering Grumpy Cat with the message, “Comcast: Don’t mess with the Internet.” According to The Hill,
The action follows sustained and vocal efforts in support of net neutrality launched by groups including Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press. At times, the activists brought a large screen to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Southwest Washington headquarters, slept outside the building and stormed its open meetings with demands for tough rules.
That gang includes former Rhode Island legislator, and Dose co-founder, David Segal! He and his overworked and underpaid staff at Demand Progress have worked tirelessly to defeat these telecom and cable giants — and they did it! The Hill adds,
Activists’ ability to keep people engaged on the issue — both in person and online — helped push agency Chairman Tom Wheeler toward embracing the tough new rules.