An Update on Net Neutrality
As your Representative, I wanted to take a moment and update you on some of my recent efforts to protect net neutrality and a free and open internet.
A free and open internet safeguards free speech, puts consumers first, and protects small businesses and innovators. It means that you get to decide which websites you want to visit and no one can slow or block your access to them. That’s net neutrality and it’s why we have the amazing internet we enjoy today.
To protect those safeguards, President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted strong network neutrality rules to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from interfering with internet traffic. These strong and flexible consumer protections are vital to ensuring the internet continued to serve the public interest.
This current administration takes a different view and has repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules. This, I believe, will leave internet users without critical protections and jeopardize free speech and our thriving internet economy.
I strongly oppose this repeal and have cosponsored a resolution that was just introduced that would reinstate net neutrality and protect a free and open internet.
I am also supporting investigations into the bungled public comment period that has caused so many legitimate concerns.
Net neutrality is one of the most critical issues we are facing today and I will continue to do everything possible in the fight to protect it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress