Protesters take to the streets of Appleton for Net Neutrality

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) - A vote on December 14 could change the internet as we know it, as the Federal Communications Commission discusses a modification to net neutrality rules.

Thursday, protesters in the Fox Valley spoke out against the possible changes.

The marching protest began in Appleton's Pierce Park, and continued through the city before ending at Houdini Plaza.

The vote is expected to end regulations set back in 2015 that prohibit internet service providers such as Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T to interfere with the websites we use everyday, such as Netflix, Google, and Youtube.

A change to the net neutrality rules would mean those companies could charge more for users to see content, slow down or completely block users from certain websites or apps.

Protesters Thursday said a change would take away free speech with the internet.

 


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