Sen. Harris Seeks Sign-ups for Pai Proposal Pushback

Petition nears goal of 175,000 signatures

At press time, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was nearing her goal of 175,000 signatures on a petition to try and stop the FCC from rolling back Title II and eliminating most bright-line net neutrality rules.

"As I said in my letter to the FCC just a few months ago: This proposal is a grave threat to the idea that the internet should be free and accessible for all. It’s a danger to our economy and free speech rights and we must defeat it," she wrote on's petition site.

The petition currently (mid-morning, Nov. 28) has 153,040, but was adding them at a rate of several hundred a minute.

FCC chair Ajit Pai last week circulated an order to reclassify ISPs as Title I information services not subject to Title II and eliminate all but enhanced transparency requirements.