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Net Neutrality: Know Your Rights as an Internet User

Long Beach, Calif. - March 9, 2015 - We live in a globally connected culture surrounded by information 24/7, and can learn just about anything at the tips of our fingers, thanks to the Internet. On Wednesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. the USU Program Council and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will host a panel discussion on Net Neutrality in the University Student Union Ballrooms.

With the recent Federal Communications Commission ruling to keep the Internet open, preserving strong net neutrality rules, this event will educate students and the public on net neutrality and how it preserves your rights to exchange ideas and information free of discrimination and corporate control.

Activities Coordinator Taylor Buhler-Scott believes that this is a hot topic that affects everyone who uses the Internet. "Most people use the Internet multiple times a day and it affects so many people globally," she said. "This is a great opportunity for students to understand and learn about something they use daily."

For those that use social media, download music or use the Internet in general, net neutrality affects you. Programs Assistant Fernando Dehonor encourages students to attend this event. "It's important as a student to learn how this could affect you and the future of living in a digital world."

This event is open to the public and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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