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An activist speaks during a rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty)

Internet rights are civil rights

Currently, the Federal Communications Commission is considering rule changes that would allow the segregation of Internet traffic into a tiered system, in which content and ideas from corporations that pay more could travel more quickly, while ideas from average citizens could be stuck in the slow lane. If effected, service providers could impose new fees and even block certain content to bolster their bottom line.

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