In support of the FCC’s decision to maintain net neutrality, three activist groups- Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press– handed over a collected $7,000 to hire the Airsign plane to send a message to Comcast: Don’t Mess With the Internet.
Last week, a blog post urging action to reverse the ruling was written by David Cohen, Comcast’s EVP. He notes:
“…we have no issue with the principles of transparency and the no blocking, no throttling, and no fast lanes rules incorporated in today’s FCC Order. But we remain deeply concerned that implementing those principles through Title II will do more harm to the vibrant Internet ecosystem than good.”
Comcast spent an upwards of $17 million last year on lobbying, and organizations like Demand Progress feel the need to send a clear message to corporations that have a pull in Washington- corporations that could potentially introduce legislative proposals that will counter net neutrality. Grumpy Cat has decidedly been a mascot of the Internet as we know it, and we think he sent his message pretty loud and clear to Mr. Cohen and the folks at Comcast.