NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:
The Democratic Major Leader of the CT State Senate, Bob Duff, will be the HFFC guest speaker, on a current hot issue: protecting the openness of the internet (net neutrality), at the monthly general meeting of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County.
Date: Monday, May 14, 6:30 pm
Place: Silver Star Diner Banquet Room, 210 CT Ave, Norwalk, on Route 1, just off I-95 southbound exit 14.
Cost: Free. Contributions and memberships welcome. Food and drink can be purchased directly from the restaurant from their menu.
We think you will want to attend this. You are welcome to invite your friends. Please RSVP on meetup.com/hffcct or reply to hffc at optonline dot net (or anita at markthisdaywithlove dot. com ).
As you may or may not be aware, the FCC has issued new rules effective April 24th which may or may not impair the policy of net neutrality on the internet. Several states have already passed legislation or executive orders in response to the new FCC rules.
The Connecticut legislature on partisan lines rejected SB 2, a bill introduced by Senate Majority leader Duff, that would have protected net neutrality in Connecticut.
Should Governor Malloy join with other states and issue an executive order protecting net neutrality rules in the state? What is at stake and what are the risks for Connecticut to oppose the FCC?
We have extended an invitation to leading Repubican state senators who opposed SB 2 to offer a different perspective. So far they have declined.
Net neutrality rules reinforce the understanding of internet as a public utility. The rules prohibit internet providers like Verizon and AT&T from “throttling,” “fast-laning,” or blocking the delivery of content. The current Federal Communications Commission is intending to do away with these rules.
OTHER MAY EVENTS:
Saturday, May 19, 8:30 AM HFFC BOOK GROUP – Saturday Morning Stimulus 8:30 AM at Panera’s, 1860 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880. See https://www.meetup.com/HFFCCT/events/246357644/ Contact Anita at [email protected]
Monday, May 28, 7:00 PMHFFC SCIENCE READERS Discussion on the quality and meaning of new science, followed by a discussion of social implications. At Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897 Contact Ruth Light at [email protected], 845-490-4535 for short readings, and other information.
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