Overnight vigil starts at FCC as agency preps to vote to end net neutrality; but will anything really “happen”?

I have an involuntary gig of sorts Thursday (it seems like I’m still “working”), so I might not get to the demonstrations planned by FFTF (“Fight for the Future”) at the FCC tomorrow when it votes on abrogating network neutrality regulations.

In fact FTFF advertised a “Stop the Vote Overnight Vigil” on Facebook.

So I went there late today (the vigil was to start at 4 PM today) and found one young man doing some setup.  People walked by and looked at the “tombstone”.  I talked to the young man and two other people.  All three seemed to think very little would change right now because of the litigation that will come, as well as questions about whether telecom companies really have an economic incentives to cut off sites or manipulate traffic speed when they know that their consumers want a neutral Internet.

I have a feeling that some of the demonstrators will stay in hotels (or especially in Airbnb rooms nearby, as there are many on Capitol Hill).

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Here are a few Wall Street Journal links today

(1)    Manipulation of the comment feed at the FCC

(2)    Don’t panic

(3)    Opposing viewpoints

(4)    Netflix

(Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:30 PM EST)

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