Portlanders protest net neutrality decision

People gathered on Friday at 8 a.m. at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge

KOIN 6 News Staff - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) --- Portlanders on Friday rallied against the Federal Communications Commission decision to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

The rally started at 8 a.m. at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge. 'Net Neutrality & Free, Public Internet Now!' was organized in part by Julia DeGraw, who is running for Portland City Council.

The FCC's new rules could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet. The agency got rid of rules that barred companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from playing favorites with internet apps and sites.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she plans to join a lawsuit to challenge the decision.


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