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Net neutrality protesters set up camp outside FCC headquarters

The Register - A posse of net neutrality activists has set up a camp outside the Washington, DC headquarters of the Federal Communication Commission to protest the agency's plans to allow a pay-for-play internet.

"We don't have armies of paid lobbyists at our disposal but we cannot let the freedom of the internet be hijacked by giant monopolies," Evan Greer of protest group Fight For The Future told The Guardian.

The protesters have vowed to stay outside the FCC until its May 15 vote on whether to adopt chairman Tom Wheeler's planned rules, which would allow ISPs to negotiate deals with content providers for faster-loading websites in exchange for cash. Wheeler has defended his proposals as "not gutting" net neutrality, but few people agree with his assessment.