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California Dreaming: Bring Back Net Neutrality!

Net Neutrality

Save Net Neutrality!

This summer a California fire department had serious internet trouble while fighting the largest fire ever recorded in California. Firefighting was affected when the internet data of firefighters was heavily throttled by their ISP Verizon.

These are the facts: Verizon stated the Santa Clara fire department data service plan is slowed once a data threshold is reached. Verizon also said it "made a mistake" in communicating the terms of the plan. Furthermore Verizon admits "We have a practice to remove data speed restrictions when contacted in emergency situations."