Dick Durbin to Speak at USF on Tuesday, May 1

April 30, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the University of St. Francis will welcome United States Senator Dick Durbin, who will speak at 1:30 p.m. in the Banks-Bellah Lecture Hall in the school’s new LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Science Hall. Senator Durbin will address the need for free and open internet after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to dismantle net neutrality protections in December of 2017.

“The FCC walked away from its statutory duties and effectively eliminated its oversight over high-speed internet access,” says Durbin. “Once adopted, this proposal will permit providers to freely block, slow down, or manipulate a consumer’s access to the internet as long as it discloses those practices – no matter how anti-consumer they might be. The FCC has turned its back on consumers, and I stand ready to fight this radical and reckless plan on behalf of the future of the free and open internet.”

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves 4,100 students nationwide; offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are more than 49,000 USF alumni across the globe.

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