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The Hill: Net Neutrality Makes it To Times Square

Posted by Soledad Vega on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:36

Check out this great initiative from Free Press to put Net Neutrality on the map. For the win. 

Article by David McCabe for The Hill

Internet advocacy group Free Press now has access to a particularly large megaphone: a billboard in New York’s Times Square.

The group, which advocates for net neutrality and against large corporate media mergers, has ads appearing on a rotating digital display at the corner of 43rd St. and Broadway.

Tim Karr, the organization’s senior director of strategy, said that they were approached earlier this year by Neutron Media, the company that owns the sign, who asked whether they would like to purchase space at a discounted rate.

The display runs on a 20 minute loop, Karr said, with the Free Press ad appearing along with displays for large corporations like Geico and other non-profits like the Cato Institute. It will run through September 30.

The Free Press ad shows hashtags like #NetNeutrality and #BringBackOurGirls that have galvanized support online in recent years. It then closes with the message “Big companies don’t own the Internet. You do. Fight for your rights to connect and communicate.”

- Read more at The Hill