WENY News - Protestors demand Rep. Reed change stance on net neutrality

Protestors demand Rep. Reed change stance on net neutrality

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    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Demanding change from a local representative. That's what a group did to help preserve net neutrality. People gathered outside Congressman Tom Reed's office in Corning Thursday night to demand that he help save net neutrality. Net neutrality prevents companies from having too much control over the internet as a whole.

    A group called, "Team Internet" organized the protest. The group holds events across the country urging members of congress to encourage them to sign a discharge petition for house resolution 873. At the protest people brought signs and were able to voice their opinions about how they want net neutrality to stay.

    "So the issue is that the FCC is currently trying to push net neutrality out the window," said event host Alex Chichester. "The Congress can stop it, but only if a certain number of representatives sign the petition stop it. Tom Reed is notoriously anti-net neutrality. So we're trying to get him to sign the petition to turn that view around."

    If Congress does not pass this, net neutrality will end on June 11th, which is less than a week away.

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