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Sun Aug 15 2010 Demonstrators Outside Google Headquarters Demand FCC Regulate Internet Providers
Internet Freedom Defenders Protest Google's Plan for the Internet Demonstrators swarmed Amphitheater Parkway near Google Way in Mountain View on August 13th. They converged on Google headquarters to protest the giant search engine company's proposal to the Federal Communications Commission that would exempt wireless communication from most government regulation.

Protesters on the Google campus said that without federal rules net providers could give priority to certain online traffic, a situation that would lead to a tiered "pay-to play" internet. The demonstration was organized by a coalition of internet freedom defenders including Color of Change, FreePress.net, and the Raging Grannies. The Grannies, who led anti-Google chants and songs, echoed the sentiment of fellow activists saying that the Google plan works against the concepts of internet neutrality because companies are motivated by profit rather than the public good.

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FreePress.net | Color of Change | Raging Grannies Action League

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