As President Barack Obama attends a nearby fundraiser in Silicone Valley, protesters demand that the President speak out to oppose proposed changes by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would create a two-tiered internet. Comcast, Verizon and other internet service providers want to be able to charge extra to people and businesses who upload data onto the internet. In turn, those sites would be streamed in faster to end users than other sites that don't pay more.
Protesters say this will squelch freedom of speech and equal access to the internet, and want the FCC to reclassify the internet as a public utlity. Supporters of internet providers say the new regulations will ensure innovation and investment in internet infrastructure.
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