Small groups of net neutrality supporters staged rallies on Wednesday and Thursday in 25 of the biggest cities in the US. Senators’ offices were presented with petitions signed by thousands of supporters.
As CNET reports:
The activities were designed to ramp up momentum for the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, sponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, and Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican.
For those of you who are not familiar with the net neutrality issue, here is a quick overview. Both Internet users and companies like Google, Amazon and eBay are worried that broadband service providers could restrict or charge more for access to their content. Net neutrality supporters are looking to keep the flat monthly fee for broadband internet access while ISP companies may be thinking of changing to a system where users pay for bandwidth used, effectively monetizing on companies like Google and Yahoo.
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